CDC warns too few people have got the flu shot this year

CDC warns too few people have got the flu shot this year

Most flu seasons don't really get going until around Christmas.

However, Dr. Izaddoost said this is "fake news".

"The flu usually starts to peak around the end of December to the first few weeks of January, so we haven't seen the worst of it yet, I'm sure", said director of disease control Melissa Sixberry.

Patel said it is never too late to receive a flu shot, especially since so far this year, it looks like the flu shot serum that was projected ahead of time is turning out to be right on target.

North America Flu Vaccine Market Segmentation by Types: Whole Virus Vaccines, Split Virus Vaccines, Subunit Vaccines, Live Attenuated Virus Vaccines, and more. Australia had a late flu season with mostly an H3N2 strain.

While the symptoms remain similar from year to year, strains of the flu virus vary depending on where you live and how much the viruses have changed. This season, the number of flu-related hospitalizations hit a record high. "While it's imperfect, if you have a common disease with substantial morbidity and mortality, you prevent a lot of cases", says Richard Zimmerman, a flu epidemiologist at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Health officials like Maggie Hall, with the Florida Department of Health in Pinellas County, say that could be an early indication of a more severe influenza season early next year. "Every year, we see hospitalizations and deaths from the flu here in our region".

Positive RSV cases represent a third of all RSV tests administered by hospitals in the Yakima area. "Whenever we have a season that's predominately H3N2, we tend to have more outbreaks".

Several areas throughout IL are experiencing heightened flu activity, and one preliminary report shows the flu vaccine may only be 10% effective.

The 10 percent figure is mainly due to the fact that the flu virus that hit Australia this year, whose flu season coincides with the US summertime, was the H3N2 strain. Instead, the flu vaccine acts by allowing your immune system to create the ability to fight the flu in case you are exposed.

To help make the flu shot experience easier, officials advise that individuals can take Tylenol or ibuprofen if they experience mild side effects from the vaccine, which typically last a day or two.

There's also the other method of self-defense: Washing hands.

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