Health experts say flu vaccine more effective this year

Flu vaccine

There have been flu-related deaths in other states, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting a widespread presence of the flu virus in at least about half of the country.

Calgary's flu season isn't over yet, the city's medical officer of health says, as the latest numbers from Alberta Health Services show 1,897 confirmed cases of influenza A in the region so far. Flu season runs from October through May.

New Jersey Health Department officials have confirmed the first death associated with influenza this season: a child from the central part of the state passed away from the virus at the end of December, according to the New York Post. Kling said it's most common in children, which fits with what the health authority is seeing in patients, and causes the same symptoms as typical flu strains; extreme fatigue, fever, headaches, muscle aches and sometimes a sore throat or cough.

Whereas the CDC says everybody over 6 months outdated ought to get the vaccine, they stress that it's youngsters below 5, pregnant ladies, seniors, and people will compromise free programs which, if not vaccinated, are most vulnerable to contracting the illness and ending up with severe well-being issues in effect.

If you get the flu, your doctor may prescribe antiviral drugs to treat your flu symptoms.

Flu vaccine for adults 19 years and older is $30, with High-Dose flu vaccine for adults 65 years and older $50.

Starting this week, hospital employees and volunteers who did not get a flu shot must wear masks. MA has had about 2,200 confirmed influenza cases through the first week of January this season, according to MA state data.

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He said while most adults and children who get sick are fine after a few days at home, children under six months who develop a fever should be taken to a health care provider. "In addition, we have vaccinated against this strain of H1N1 in 2009 and every year since", says Dr. Warshawsky.

As we dive into winter, the best way to ensure you're protected is to get the influenza shot if you haven't already.

Trevor Phillips, Executive Chairman of hVIVO, said in a press release, "The successful achievement of statistical significance in the primary endpoints from two Phase II studies confirms that FLU-v has clinical impact in establishing immunity and disease, symptom and viral load reduction".

LPETTET via Getty ImagesWe haven't yet reached the peak of flu season, doctors say.

H1N1 flu, often known as swine flu, is a subtype of influenza A virus, which is a common cause of influenza. The U.S. CDC typically announces initial vaccine effectiveness for the season in February, after collecting data. But in 2014-15, 974 Mainers reported a positive flu test.

We report these findings back to the CDC, and they use that information to help determine how to formulate future vaccines.

The most important thing to remember during cold and flu season is to protect yourself against these germs when you are around other people.

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