Shots lower chance of contracting flu — CDC

Henrico offering free flu vaccines

We've officially entered fall.

Public Health is reminding the public that like every flu season, vaccines will be first available for high risk populations. Leanne Stephens with the Health Department says it gives emergency workers and citizens a taste of what a "real life" rapid response would be and provides no cost flu shots.

Pregnant women should get the flu shot since their immune systems are weaker than usual. In fact, CDC is recommending everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

He said there's a big push for the flu shot this year.

Ready or not, flu season is here.

"If you get the shot, and the strains the shot is created to address are in the environment around you, then you're less likely to get the flu".

Despite experts' and officials' calls for US residents to get vaccinated against the flu, close to half of USA adults don't plan on doing so, according to a poll recently published by NFID.

Lake County Public Health is offering seasonal flu vaccines for $2. If someone is exposed to the influenza virus a few days before or after receiving the vaccination, they can still contract the flu.

Troubling statistics among pregnant women are making health officials anxious.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize
In an interview with VOA's Horn of Africa service in May 2019, Abiy acknowledged that he planned to be an agent of change. On a more personal note, Abiy and his wife, Zinash, have four children, three girls and one boy who is recently adopted.

The flu shot really is the best way to protect against the flu, said Jordan Clark, an Ottawa-based pharmacist with Shopper's Drug Mart.

Dr. Chow notes, some vaccines are not recommended for certain groups of people.

It's never too late to protect yourself and those around you.

"There's the side of the health fair with the flu shot and everything like that but then we have all of the tables", Fisher said. These allergies could include but are not limited to gelatin, antibiotics, or other ingredients.

A short delay doesn't doom you to getting the flu though, health experts say. But only about 35% of pregnant women in the country are receiving both vaccines, according to a new CDC report, and just over half receive one. Whether that be washing your hands as often as possible, drinking a sufficient amount of water or most importantly, getting the flu shot, your peers will thank you and so will your body. "There's a lot of things that go into being healthy and this raises awareness to all of those different aspects and gives faculty and staff the information they need". "Talk to your doctor about your GBS history".

Silvernail says most vaccines contain four strains of influenza virus that are the virus' most likely to circulate this flu season. Each year, the team changes the composition of the shot to better reflect and fight the worst strains. Many times, their flu season can predict ours in the United States. This also marks the beginning of the Health Department's "Don't Bug Me" flu awareness and prevention campaign. For instance, influenza epidemiologist Danuta Skowronski told Branswell that individuals should avoid contact with others who are sick, and quickly seek treatment with antiviral drugs if they believe they have contracted the flu.

Influenza is not something you want to take your (or your family's) chances on.

Whooping cough is especially unsafe for babies below 2 months of age, says the CDC. During the 2017 to 2018 season, an estimated 79,000 adults and an additional 185 children in America died from the flu.

Related News:

Most liked

Google Pixelbook Go leaked images surface online, reveal ribbed back and more
Other devices set to make their debut next week include a new Nest Mini, a new Nest Wifi, and maybe new Pixel Buds. Ahead of a Google event next week, the company's latest Chromebook, the Google Pixelbook Go, has been laid bare.

Donald Tusk hands Boris Johnson last-minute Brexit boost
After his meeting with Barclay, Barnier said it was essential to keep focus. But the details of Mr Johnson's concessions are not yet known.

The Weeknd surprises Bella Hadid at her 23rd birthday party
Only time can tell! He did this while using a phone that was plugged into the bar's speaker system to curate the soundtrack. The Canadian singer made a surprise appearance at the supermodel's birthday party amid rumours of a reconciliation.

US Sanctions Law Nails The Guptas
Both Zuma and Thales have denied any wrongdoing, and the former president could still appeal the ruling, experts have suggested. After his election, his opponents fought a lengthy legal battle to have the charges reinstated, finally succeeding in 2016.

Todd Gurley is doubtful, Aqib Talib out for Rams vs. 49ers
In the midst of a two-game losing streak, the Rams might be without a pivotal piece in a crucial divisional game this weekend. If Gurley is unable to play, expect Malcolm Brown and rookie Darrell Henderson to carry the load at running back for the Rams.

Judge blocks green card denials for poorer immigrants
U.S. immigration law has long required officials to exclude from permanent residency a person likely to become a "public charge". Immigrant advocates said this would disproportionately affect people from Latin American, African and Asian countries.

Elizabeth Warren wins praise for zinger response to same-sex marriage question
She said she couldn't be sure what she thought as a kid, and acknowledged that different faiths see things differently. Jesus loves all the children of the world, '" Warren addressed onstage after she was questioned about her own faith.

Advance polls now open ahead of October 21 federal election
If you have not received your voter card, you can check with Elections Canada to see if you are registered to vote. Advance polling station locations are listed on voter information cards , which were mailed out a few weeks ago.

Tens of thousands of Syrian fighters mobilised by Turkey
But Trump also threatened to "totally destroy and obliterate" Turkey's economy if the Turkish push into Syria went too far. Italy condemned the offensive as "unacceptable", saying military action in the past always led to terrorism.

Brexit: EU, UK get go-ahead to intensify talks
Under no circumstances will we see anything that damages the whole of the United Kingdom to take full advantages of Brexit. Since the 2016 British referendum vote for Brexit, negotiations have bounced back and forth between London and Brussels.

Padres pitcher accused of breaking in through doggie door
According to the records, they both bonded out that afternoon, Nix paying a $100 bond and Cosgrove paying a $50 bond to the court. He told police he saw a flashlight shining through the door and a man, later identified as Nix, trying to crawl through.

Toyota Previews Sleek New Second Generation Mirai Ahead of Tokyo Motor Show
It's fair to say the first-generation Mirai was fiendishly clever; it's also fair to say that its design was an acquired taste. The company plans to increase sales of hybrid cars and SUVs in the 25% of deliveries by 2025, up from about 9% today.

HBO will display mental health notices ahead of some shows
Only a quarter (25 per cent) of workers said they are upfront about having to take time off for mental health reasons. Clearly, mental illness is not just a challenge for individuals, but for populations.

Djokovic overcomes Isner's aces in Shanghai
World number one Novak Djokovic was knocked out of the Shanghai Masters in the quarter-finals by sixth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas . Zverev won the quarterfinal matchup, 6-3, 6-7 (7), 6-3, and this short outburst took place in the deciding set of the match.

Manchester United 'seek alternative shirt sponsor' amid Chevrolet doubts
As pressure builds on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer , there is speculation Manchester United are already looking around for future managers.