Area Clinics To Offer Flu Shots

Maricruz Casares
Setiembre 21, 2018

"If we have a not very bad flu season, people think flu season wasn't bad, I don't need a flu shot". Flu vaccines will not protect against flu-like illnesses caused by non-influenza viruses. People should receive a flu shot by the end of October, the CDC advises.

A 2007 CDC study found that the flu vaccination significantly reduced a child's risk of dying from influenza.

Figures show that last winter the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust had the highest uptake of the flu vaccine in England, while more than 90% of front-line NHS workers at the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust were vaccinated against the flu previous year. The agency also reports 180 children died of the illness.

Adult deaths from the flu are not nationally notifiable, the CDC said, but children's cases are tabulated.

"It's not unsafe per se or ineffective, we just don't have the experience and confidence for the nasal spray to protect against one of the most commonly circulated strains", said Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, a pediatrician at Seattle Children's Hospital. Health experts say about 1 in 5 people will get the flu during a normal season and more than 200 thousand hospitalizations result from flu related complications.

"You want to have that shot and build up immunity prior to any circulation of the flu virus in Kentucky". The B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A (H3N2) component was updated.

The live attenuated influenza vaccine is now recommended for use in children, Topham noted.

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About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection.

One time between the ages of 6 months - 8 years the child should get 2 flu shots spaced four weeks apart. Most regular-dose egg-based flu shots will be quadrivalent.

Cell-grown flu vaccine will be quadrivalent. Unfortunately, if anyone else turns up we will not be able to give a vaccine as we won't have had our quadrivalent delivery by then. For this vaccine, the influenza A (H3N2) and both influenza B reference viruses will be cell-derived, and the influenza A (H1N1) will be egg-derived.

YCCHS offers several opportunities to get your flu shot at many rural areas and dates listed below.

The age recommendation for Fluarix Equivalent, which uses mammalian culture rather than chicken embryos, was changed from 3 years old and older to 6 months and older.

Public Health England said that it encourages action from professional health bodies to increase vaccine uptake, with PHE medical director Professor Paul Cosford saying: "There is a dual responsibility on trusts and healthcare workers to get rates as high as possible".

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