Flu season is here

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Flu season is here

Students can tweet a picture of themselves receiving a flu shot to @UM_HealthCenter using the hashtag #UM_FLUSHOT for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card.

Clearfield Center for Active Living, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

The dates are October 9, 16, 23, and 30. The CDC had not recommended the flu mist vaccine for several years because the data on its effectiveness was inconclusive, but reversed its position earlier this year.

Every flu season is different - every flu strain is different - but getting an annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best strategy we have to protect against it.

Which viruses am I protected against?

ESR scientists said July was normally when flu infections peak but this year they peaked in September. After all, people who choose to opt out of the flu shot commonly blame the fact that the vaccination isn't always effective - which is true, but it's still better than not getting vaccinated at all. The agency, which didn't begin counting flu deaths for the 2018-2019 flu season until September 30, will issue its weekly report on statewide flu hospitalizations and deaths on Thursday, and will continue issuing the reports for the next eight months of flu season.

Konopacka said the vaccine takes a couple of weeks to build up resistance in your body, so they recommend adults get it before November and the holiday season. CDC data estimate 80,000 people died due to influenza during the 2017-18 season, the Washington Post reported last week. You may be less able to fight off infections, increasing the risk of becoming ill from flu. The influenza virus sticks to surfaces. They got the flu from someone.

She says they're especially important for the elderly, health care workers, younger children, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions.

It's October, and that means you can do something to help yourself and countless others with a trip to a clinic or doctor. The flu vaccine is changed every year to protect against the flu virus. Before you take their word for it and embark on flu season unprotected, hear out Brendan Webster, occupational health nurse with Staff Wellness, as he busts five common myths about influenza vaccine. Everyone else needs only one dose each flu season. All Americans need to receive a flu shot as soon as possible to stay healthy. They can not cause the flu. Additionally, the report notes that the most successful advertising campaigns extend past exclusively email, such as advertising over multiple forms of social media.

Your best protection against the flu is to get your shot, but Mansourian-Christakos also advises being vigilant with hand washing this time of year, and teaching children at home to do so as well.

NHS advice is to make the vaccination a priority as flu can be serious for those at risk and result in complications that can lead to hospitalisation.

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