Health department offers free shots as Oklahoma flu deaths hit record

Health department offers free shots as Oklahoma flu deaths hit record

The Tennessee Department of Health has been notified of eight pediatric deaths and one pregnancy-related death associated with seasonal flu during the 2017-2018 flu season. So far 153 people have died during the 2017-18 flu season, which breaks a record from previous year.

At Carmel Christian in Matthews, more than 160 students were out with the flu one day in late January.

"It is too early to tell if influenza activity has peaked for the season in Texas", the Texas Department of State Health Services reported recently.

It takes about two weeks for the immune system to react to the vaccine, but it still could be advantageous to get it, even if you've had the flu.

No other local IN county has five or more flu-related deaths.

The number of Minnesotans hospitalized with flu symptoms has topped 4,200.

It's being sponsored by the Bristol Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health.

"However, we do know that we are going through a pretty rough flu season", TDH spokeswoman Amanda Goodhard said.

Currently, yearly flu shots that are 50 percent effective are just not an attractive product for Americans, he said.

The vast majority of deaths this year come from people 65 years or older, with 150 deaths. "No vaccine is 100 percent effective, but they still provide some protection against serious flu complications, including death", Lindquist said. This year, vaccines are preventing 36 percent of illnesses, the report said.

( The Louisiana Department of Health is extending its free flu shot drive after initially planning to end the program Monday.

The CDC urges flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months and older with rare exceptions.

She said the health district's immunization clinic at 1700 Third St. offers flu shots free to the public.

Richland County has had 1,758reported cases of the flu, second most in S.C. behind Greenville (3,646).

Marion County reported 16 flu-related deaths and Hamilton County reported 10.



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