Published: Thu, December 28, 2017
Health Care | By Alice Shelton

Doctors warn flu season could peak due to travel, parties

Doctors warn flu season could peak due to travel, parties

State health officials recommend Delawareans to get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Some say this years vaccine may be to blame for because of its ten percent effective rate. But the egg-grown, the version of the vaccine that most people get, isn't quite as effective. Members of the hospital's staff who have not yet received the flu vaccine and visitors with respiratory symptoms are asked to wear a surgical mask while on the premises of the hospital and other related entities.

While the final decision to get the annual flu shot is a personal one, which usually takes into account a person's exposure to the viruses, their personal history with flus, among other factors, Newsday has compiled a list of flu vaccination pros and cons to help you make a more informed decision this flu season.

For more information about Arizona influenza visit the ADHS website. The most common strand in IN and nationally has been the H3N2 strand.

Myth: Flu shots are only for really sick people.

Winter has officially arrived, and the flu season has been ramping up locally.

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Miller stated PHDM does have some idea of which viruses have been appearing most regularly during the current flu season.

He said flu vaccines lessen symptoms and reduce complications.

The cost of the vaccine is $10 for adults and children.

CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞) said the funding for the policy would be provided by the Paujar Charity Foundation and would be donated in yearly batches from next year to 2028, helping the government provide better protection for infants older than 12 months. In short, prevention is always better than cure; the best defense against the flu is to get an annual flu shot.

DPH has scheduled several flu clinics statewide. These include aches, low-grade fever, and soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site.

Fact: Getting the flu shot, even later in the season, can still be beneficial. Individuals with weak immune systems and healthy individuals are equally likely to catch the flu virus. However, those in high-risk groups like the elderly or the very very young might need to see the doctor and a prescription.

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