Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

Time to get consent forms in for Stop Flu at School Program

Time to get consent forms in for Stop Flu at School Program

San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency announced Wednesday that the number if influenza cases rose sharply as compared to this time previous year.

Professor Paul Cosford, Public Health England's medical director, said: "This year we are offering the nasal spray vaccine to more children than ever".

"It's a matter of concern", he said of Australia's season, "but it's not definitive whatsoever and we may have a mild flu season, we can not predict it". Trivalent vaccines protect against three strains of flu, while quadrivalent protects against four strains of the virus.

The letter says: "As winter approaches it is worth reminding ourselves that flu can have serious and even fatal consequences".

Currently, the flu vaccine protects against pandemic H1N1, influenza A H3N2and influenza B strains. "It does take a couple weeks to get fully protected", said State Epidemiologist, Zack Moore.

"We can only diagnose flu if we have a positive test".

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"The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is warning residents that the flu season appears to have arrived early this year, with this first influenza-related death of the season and early reports of flu activity from other parts of the state", said the state's influenza surveillance coordinator Leslie Tengelsen, PhD, DVM, in a recent press release. No outbreaks were declared.

And despite the myths you've heard, the flu shot does not give you the flu, Passaretti said. They also offer flu shots for $25 for students without insurance.

The warnings come as the CDC began its annual campaign to encourage Americans to get their flu shots before the virus begins spreading during the fall and winter. "The side effects are usually non-existent or very, very mild".

"It's really wonderful, this year, regardless of which age group, or which chronic condition you may have, you can get the vaccine without having to pay an administration cost wherever you go", she said. The health unit then coordinates distribution with pharmacies, family doctors and nurse practitioners.

"Student Health Services has put on different flu shot clinics".

Avoiding a flu shot in the United States is no big deal, every second person in US avoid getting their flu shot each year.

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