Help keep the flu off the holiday party guest list: Get vaccinated

Help keep the flu off the holiday party guest list: Get vaccinated

According to the CDC, flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits and missed work and school, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Some of the country's hospitals had to resort to "standing room only" after being hit by more than 100,000 cases of the H3N2 strain. The Centers for Disease Control recommend that all people 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccine.

And just a third of pregnant women have received the shot. The CDC says this is side effect is rare, but a court found Smith was entitled to compensation. "So if you need to be out and about running errands and meeting up with friends and family, it's wise to protect yourself-and them-as best you can".

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Still, McGeer said there's good evidence accumulated over time that getting the flu shot every year "is a safer and healthier thing to do for myself and better for my patients and my family".

She urged the Ministry of Health and Welfare to put the plan on hold until it has evaluated demand for the vaccines and secured funding to cover the costs of sourcing, delivering and administering them.

Dukes says getting a shot is still the most effective way to prevent the flu or mitigate the symptoms should you come down with the illness.

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And while it may not work well against H3N2, she said it's worth getting the shot for protection against infection with H1N1 and even the B strain (the B/Victoria components may offer cross-protection against B/Yamagata).

"What we do know is that the more people who get the vaccine, the fewer people get sick, the milder the flu season is for everyone", said Dr. John Marshall of Maimonides Medical Center. "There's still some protection against all flu illness in Australia last season". That death reported in mid-November involved a child age four or younger. Making predictions is typically tricky, but this year saw a record-breaking number of cases in Australia, where the vaccine was only about 10 percent effective against a particular strain of the virus that ran rampant.

"We do see a predominance of the H3N2 virus that was common last season", Flannery said.

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If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.

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