Wednesday, 19 December, 2018

State reminds flu season is nearing

Health officials working to make flu shot more effective Mass immunisation to combat the flu
Johnnie Parks | 29 September, 2018, 17:41

During the past two flu seasons, the nasal spray was not recommended due to concern about its effectiveness. "All it takes is getting influenza once, and you have a whole new appreciation of its health importance".

This year, clinics are providing new vaccines made up of four strains and higher antigen doses.

"That's huge", said Dr. William Schaffner, a Vanderbilt University vaccine expert.

Measures introduced by the Health Department past year - which included offering the flu jab in pharmacies and rolling out the nasal vaccine to all primary school children - helped cut the number of reported flu cases by half, and Dr Diggle said she hoped the latest moves would build on that success.

Flu activity usually begins to increase in October and can last as late as May.

The season peaked in early February and it was mostly over by the end of March.

CDC officials do not have exact counts of how many people die from flu each year.

"What it does is improve their body's immune response to the vaccine".

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Safranek said people should go ahead and get the shot now if they have an opportunity at a workplace clinic or an upcoming doctor's appointment.

With some pharmacies stocking and administering the vaccine in the summer months, questions have emerged about how early is too early to get a shot.

Flu vaccines that were not wholly effective exacerbated the problem, but Redfield told AP that he'd still "like to see more people get vaccinated".

"Most people with the flu have mild illness and don't need medical care or antiviral drugs", the CDC stated in a recent bulletin. It was driven by a kind of flu that tends to put more people in the hospital and cause more deaths, particularly among young children and the elderly.

This year's trivalent vaccines will protect against the A/Michigan strain, an H1N1-like virus; A/Singapore, an H3N2-like virus; and B/Colorado (Victoria lineage), while the quadrivalent vaccine will also protect against the B/Phuket strain (Yamagata lineage).

Those who do miss out on the early shots, however, should get one when they can.

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu.

Islanders who fall in "at risk" groups such as pregnant women and those aged between 16 and 64 with long-term illnesses - for example, heart disease - will be eligible for a "gold standard" vaccination which offers protection against four strains of flu.

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