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Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments

19 October 2018

About 80,000 Americans, including 180 children, died last year in the deadliest flu season in more than 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Moreover, extending pharmacy hours may also have an impact, as the authors estimated that it could avert up to 16.5 million symptomatic influenza cases, a little over 145,000 deaths, and $1.9 billion in direct costs. "Pregnant women who get a flu vaccine are also helping to protect their babies from flu illness for the first several months after their birth when they are too young to get vaccinated".

"The influenza vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from becoming ill with influenza", said Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services Fran Phillips, RN, MHA. "You know, after you get vaccinated, it takes about ten days, two weeks, for your protection to build up", Schnaffer. In Alberta past year, influenza put over 3,000 people in the hospital and killed 92 others.

"We've had some delays in deliveries due to the hurricane", said Pauline Rolle, director of the Duval County Health Department. "We came down with the flu the same time Ian did". Both cell-grown and egg-grown vaccines are equally acceptable by CDC standards. Over the past few years another option, the flu mist, was unavailable.

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Anti-virals like Tamiflu are effective in lessening the symptoms of the flu but are most effective if administered within 48 hours of the onset of symptoms.

Webby suggested we all keep in mind "the usual stuff your grandmother used to tell you". "Wash your hands, cover your cough, stay home when you're ill, do those regular things but this is probably the most important one that's going to help you the most". Even when the vaccine doesn't prevent sickness, it lessens the severity of illness and so may prevent hospitalization, according to the experts.

The spray has been approved for use in non-pregnant individuals, and those 2 to 49 years old."It's always good to have that conversation with your physician", Anderson said.How bad the flu season is hard to predict."We don't know what's coming", and when it will hit, Anderson said. They get the vaccine and then get sick and think the two are related.

Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments