If you haven't done so, it's not too late to get vaccinated and give yourself the gift that provides the best protection from the flu.
Kathryn Pool shares why every senior should get an annual flu vaccination.
For answers to questions about the flu and the flu vaccine, people can access the CDC website at www.cdc.gov, or contact the Brownwood/Brown County Health Department at 325-646-0554. Something we all want to avoid but remember even the shot takes time to take effect.
Lin, who chaired the meeting, said that doctors have reported that while hepatitis A vaccines have been administered to children older than 12 months, they are not included in subsidies for children's standard vaccinations, which might result in doctors being unable to apply for reimbursement of vaccination costs.
Kathy Pool, Caroline's grandmother, knows firsthand about the importance of flu vaccinations for grandparents.
Experts believe the flu virus is spread when a sick person talks, sneezes or coughs.
Usually, a H3N2 portends a severe flu year, but mild H3N2 years have also occurred, she said. The holidays, in particular, are filled with special moments and family get-togethers for baking, tree decorating, winter activities and seasonal traditions.
Flannery explained that the journal article looked at Australia's most recent flu season and highlights the low vaccine effectiveness against one type of influenza: the H3N2 strain predominating in the U.S. today.
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"Getting the flu is an terrible experience". Though numbers are still small, according to the most recent weekly report from the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, experts say Mainers should expect more widespread illness as the season progresses.
The flu vaccine is recommended for just about everyone 6 months of age and older, but pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic illness are especially vulnerable to the illness. But the flu isn't the only risk children face during this season.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say you should be vigilant with washing your hands, avoid touching your eyes and mouth, get plenty of sleep and eat healthy to help give your immune system a boost.