Melbourne girl, eight, dies as Australia's 'horror' flu season continues

County Health Department: 'People of all ages are advised to get vaccinated'

A doctor says the death of an Australian girl from the flu is a reminder to get immunised.

Pregnant women can receive any licensed, recommended and age-appropriate flu vaccine.

Did you know that your age puts you at a higher risk for serious complications of the flu? It is strongly recommended that people 6 months old and older get a flu shot each year.

"We would love to see free flu vaccination for everyone".

They're questioning what was once received wisdom: that the vaccine fails when manufacturers, working months ahead of flu season, incorrectly guess which strains will end up spreading.

"What it does show us is that we have a horror flu season on our hands", Hennessy told media on Monday.

Including the flu vaccine as part of the free national immunisation program was something the Commonwealth must decide, Dr Sutton said. There's a little bit of debate as to when it is best to get the flu vaccine. It's hard to predict exactly what the USA can expect this year, but here are some of the most common influenza questions answered and changes in vaccines from last season. The study did not estimate risk of miscarriage after flu vaccination, and therefore, the findings can not be used to estimate the probability of miscarriage for pregnant women who received a pH1N1-containing flu vaccination in two consecutive years.




Are you ready to fight the flu?

For decades, tests suggested the flu vaccine worked extremely well, but in the past 15 years a better test revealed many infections in vaccinated people who would previously have been deemed protected.

Stann says it takes about two weeks for the body to develop protection against the flu, so individuals are encouraged to get the shot on time.

Even more rare side effects, like a slightly increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome, only occur for one or two people out of 1 million people vaccinated.

WRAL Health Team's Dr. Allen Mask said to ask your health care provider what is best for you. "Sanofi Pasteur fully supports such immunisation policies by developing innovative vaccines that fit with the influenza epidemiology, providing the option for broad protection for those aged three years and older".

They found 17 of 485 miscarriages they studied involved women whose vaccinations followed that pattern.

"The CDC says once you start seeing flu cases in your community, that is the time to get the flu vaccine", Deborah Leggett, co-owner of the Primary Care Clinic of Jackson, said.

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