Sweden's National Health Agency warns of flu vaccine shortages

Statewide at least 37 people have been hospitalized with influenza so far this season

Flu vaccines are available from your doctor and at many retail pharmacies. Among children, effectiveness rates were higher: Children who got the shot were 59% seek medical care for the virus, the CDC reported this year.

Mississippi's first laboratory-confirmed case of flu was reported Tuesday, and it is now all the more important to make sure your entire family gets their flu shots if they have not already, said Dr. Dobbs. The American Academy of Pediatrics also cited that most childhood vaccines are 90-99% effective in preventing disease. People who have a severe allergy to the flu vaccine or any of its ingredients should not get the flu vaccine.

In 2008, New Jersey's Public Health Council issued a compulsory flu vaccination for all children before entering preschools and daycare centers. "If we don't get vaccinated, we are needlessly putting ourselves at risk of serious illness, but we are also gambling with the health of children and others around us who can't get vaccinated".

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is joining with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to observe National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 2 - December 9, 2018. "Therefore, it is important to protect yourself and those around you against flu viruses".

This article is a condensed version of The Conversation article "Countering misinformation about flu vaccine is harder than it seems'".

Vaccinations remain to be the top defense against the flu, especially during flu season. "This flu vaccine is a good match; it was updated this year to provide better coverage to the different strains of the flu", she said.




The mild season is a dramatic shift from the previous flu season, which was the deadliest in decades, with more than 80,000 flu-related deaths in the United States. Furthermore, the vaccine's side effects are minor, and it does not cause the flu, as is believed by 31 percent of those who are not planning to get the flu vaccine.

No appointments are needed to get a flu shot during these events, and shots will be provided to anyone aged six months or older who wishes to receive one.

This third Clover Health Flu Shot Monitor was conducted by Wakefield Research of 300 adults age 60 and older in New Jersey. How can vaccinations benefit them?

Now, with a new flu season upon us, we have a chance to honor the memories of these and so many others by reducing the toll that flu takes on our nation. How can you encourage them to get vaccinated?

Anything else regarding the importance of vaccinations for influenza that you think is important for our readers to know? They have a wealth of resources for nurses and patients on their website.

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