Louisiana Health Department gives flu shots in a drive through clinic

04 Novembre, 2018, 19:41 | Auteur: Yves Courtet
  • A leading GP has assured older people that they will receive their flu jabs in time despite some reports of delays

Here are some facts and clarifications on common misconceptions about the vaccine.

Flu season started in October and a flu-related death so early in the season is somewhat unsual, according to Indiana State Health Commissioner Kris Box, M.D., FACOG.

"Flu vaccines are lifesaving".

"By the way, I understand is that the flu virus circulating this year is a little nastier than usual, makes people a little bit sicker". Among children who had received the flu shot, VE for both influenza A strains was similar between children who had been vaccinated the previous year and those who had not.

The Division of Public Health's surveillance for the 2018-19 flu season began September 30 and will continue through late May.

"Influenza is high fever, headaches, dry cough, sore muscles and it can lead to problems like pneumonia and other various life threatening conditions", Belcher said.

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For kids - and even some adults - with an aversion to needles, one pharmacy chain has come up with a way to help take the sting out of the flu shot. Those include A viruses, such as the H1N1 "swine flu" that touched off a global pandemic in 2009, and B viruses, which occur only in humans. The flu shot will only be available while supplies last.

The side effects are mild and short lasting depending on if you get the flu shot or nasal spray, especially when compared to symptoms of bad case of flu.

No it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza.

Myth: The flu vaccine is only necessary for the old and very young.

Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces (e.g., doorknobs, refrigerator handle, telephone, faucets).If you are sick, stay home, rest, drink plenty of liquids, and avoid using alcohol and tobacco. The treated mice were entirely protected from lethal doses of the flu.Kevin Hollevoet, a bioengineer at Leuven University in Belgium who was not involved in the new study, noted that this strategy has been used to produce antibodies against other infections, such as H.I.V."I'm not surprised that it also works for flu", said Dr. Hollevoet. Of these children, 772 (23%) had a positive test result for influenza and 1674 (50%) were vaccinated in the enrollment season. But if you are going to get it, you should get it now.

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