Published: Fri, December 01, 2017
Health Care | By Alberto Manning

This year's flu season might not be welcoming, some medical experts apprise

This year's flu season might not be welcoming, some medical experts apprise

Public health officials in Australia stated that there were above-average hospitalizations and deaths from the flu.

For many, the flu vaccine is covered under some form of insurance or through Medicare Part B - and often with no out-of-pocket cost.

North Carolina has already had 3 flu-related deaths.

FACT: The flu vaccine isn't manufactured with a live virus, so it can not cause the flu.

According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine, the flu vaccine used in Australia, that's pretty much the same as the one in the USA, was only ten percent effective.

Scherer announced the vaccine clinics as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, which starts on December 3. In a press release published by the NIAID, it was explained that numerous factors can influence the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine; in this case, the perspective's authors believe manufacturing could have led to the increased risks Australians faced during their 2017 winter.

"If you look historically and put things into perspective, there's variability in flu seasons". The flu shot, which boasts a 40% effectiveness rate on an average year, only appeared to be about 10% this year.

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Navarrette still suggests getting your flu shot to protect yourself and your family. Viruses have a tendency to mutate over time, which makes the vaccine less effective. The vaccine greatly reduces the chances of contracting the virus and, if contracted, may make the symptoms milder. Not true. Although most people will feel generally very bad, older people, young kids, pregnant women and people with underlying health issues are at a greater risk for complications from the flu.

Myth 4. Flu season is annoying but can't cause major harm.

Trivalent vaccine The traditional vaccine created to protect against three different flu viruses-two A viruses and one B virus.

The upcoming flu season is approaching and it may be severe in the United States, according to medical experts. There are also immune-boosting influenza vaccines for those aged 65 and above, and preservative-free versions for pregnant women or those who are allergic to mercury.

FACT: Influenza certainly does not discriminate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's flu activity map shows regional flu activity in Georgia.

"Unfortunately, this is an example of how serious flu can be", said Dr.

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