Free flu vaccine clinics this week at Community Hospital East

Prime candidates for a flu shot include young children adults 65 and older and high-risk people with a weakened immune system due to heart problems cancer and other illnesses

I mean, last year we had a bad influenza year - killed 80,000 people, and accounted for 900,000 hospitalizations.

"If things hold true, past year we were all focusing on Australia, 'Oh look, they're having a bad flu season, it's going to be a bad flu season for us, '" Prabhu said.

"It's swift and easy, and anyone who hasn't gotten their flu shot should go get it", said Wainwright, an advertising major. It is important to stress that the flu vaccine offered to those aged 65-74 this winter still provides protection. The flu shot should be at least 60 percent effective. In the previous season, around 17,500 people received shots from Boynton, including about 9,000 students, according to data provided by Boynton. About four out of five of the children who died last flu season hadn't been vaccinated, the CDC reported. Additionally, a spike in the number of people opting out of flu vaccines can explain the deadliness of the recent season.

The flu vaccine is available on a first-come, first-served basis for patients 18 and over.

"We don't want people to have to wait in line", he said. "But we're hopeful that we're going to see maybe fewer people with influenza in that age group". And despite how frustrating it may seem at taking a gamble towards a vaccine may not protect you, there are little to no downsides at getting vaccinated. "Because of this, I encourage Manitobans to protect themselves, as well as others, by getting their no-charge flu immunization this fall".

Last flu season broke state records.

Dr. Cicely White, a pediatrician with Kaiser Permanente in Spokane, said getting a flu shot can prevent a person from spreading the disease to others, which helps protect vulnerable members of the population, such as very young or elderly Washingtonians.

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"People need to not let the ideal be the enemy of the good", said Mark Schleiss, a professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Alas, now I do not know if there is already a new batch of vaccines in the sale, as before, all medicines must undergo a mandatory certification.

Remember, some folks think the flu is any gastrointestinal illness - that's a common misconception.

The flu vaccination has also been shown to reduce the severity of the flu in people who get vaccinated but still get sick, according to the CDC.

"Flu vaccines are a great preventative measure that reduces the risk of illness for all Manitobans, but particularly for older adults", said Connie Newman, executive director of the Manitoba Association of Senior Centres. "It's unfathomably incorrect and it has no scientific plausibility". They're recommended by everyone from 6 months old and up.

"Not only will you protect yourself, but you'll also be playing a part in helping stop the spread of the virus this winter".

"It's a fairly tough little bug", Golden said. That's the thing with influenza. In fact, a from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends that vaccination programs should be advertised in a student-driven way.

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