Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?

Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot?

Last week, a company that makes smart thermometers called Kansas the sickest state in the nation. Healthy visitors can also benefit from the mask's protection at a time when many hospitals report being swamped with flu patients.

Verita Coffee Bar, 9414 W. Central, even closed last weekend because of flu breakouts among employees.

"Flu season is in full-swing, and as the number of influenza cases and hospitalizations continue to rise at alarming levels, we must take every action to protect ourselves and our loved ones", Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a news release.

This year at least 53 children have died from the virus and 80 percent of them had the vaccine.

In Georgia, there have been 51 confirmed flu-related deaths as of February 2, according to the Georgia Department of Health.

Should parents get their children vaccinated now if they haven't already?

Most physicians agree it's not too late to get the flu shot.

The proportion of outpatient hospital visits for flu-like symptoms was 6.6 percent, which is higher than national baseline of 2.2 percent. This season had an early start, and health officials initially thought it would also have an early peak.




In Ontario, the H3N2 strain of Influenza A, considered severe, is dominating this year.

More sick children were also recorded at other hospitals, with many diagnosed with the influenza A and B viruses, which can be fatal.

Unfortunately, no. Experts say it is possible to catch the flu twice in one season.

The vaccines are free to adults and children four years or older, who are not Vaccines for Children program-eligible.

Flu-like symptoms that appear to get better, but then return with a fever and worse cough. "During this time of widespread flu activity, we want to remind people to avoid contact with others if you have influenza or an influenza-like illness. In addition, prescription antiviral medications may help treat the flu", says Dr. Webster.

According to the CDC, for the week ending January 27, the proportion of people seeing their health care provider for influenza-like illness was 7.1 percent, which is above the national baseline of 2.2 percent and is the highest ILI percentage recorded since the 2009 pandemic.

Typically flu sufferers can be contagious 24 hours before the onset of symptoms. "We don't know exactly where it's going to end up, but the indicators from 2014-2015, we have not quite reached those yet, but it's going to be - this is a bad flu season". But although many people have gotten their flu shots, they don't know the difference between the two strains that are inside the shot.

"I had the flu like symptoms for two weeks of coughing congestion the congestion sore ribs sinus. d if it's were free I would have probably taken the flu shot".

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