NHS Fife urges parents to vaccinate children against flu


Fact: The flu vaccine reduces the risk of contracting and spreading the disease by up to 60 percent, according to the CDC.

He explained that this was due to "manufacturing constraints", but insisted that while this would mean a longer wait than in previous years, "there are very strong grounds for believing it is worth it". As with any medical matter consult your GP first. "Sometimes we see a bump after Thanksgiving and if we don't we certainly see if after New Year's because with all the traveling going on people will bring it from their travels".

The CDC is in its second week of its reporting on the 2018-2019 flu season, and the latest report covers activity for the week ending Oct 13.

With flu season around the corner, your health care providers, employers, pharmacists and others are sounding the annual reminder: "Get your annual flu shot". Commit to a day and time to stop at a clinic or pharmacy that offers drop-in vaccination.

"If you get sick, stay home". A number of QA Hospital employees were also off sick with the illness. Officials say the vaccine is now readily available and being vaccinated before the end of October is recommended.

Meanwhile under half of health staff across the country are said to be immunised against flu.

It also says vaccine supplies are "in line with requirements".

The good news, at the moment, is that flu activity remains low throughout the country-with local activity reported in North Dakota and MA, and only sporadic activity elsewhere.

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Cases of flu are reported most often in January and February, Stamps said.

"Practices were informed in advance. of the potential need to alter their usual clinic arrangements", it explained.

She says the best data to prevent getting the flu is to get your flu shot and to wash your hands during flu season.

He said: "119 people were critically ill and needed intensive care and 22 of those people died".

This was more than twice the previous year. However the true death rate from the flu is likely to be in the hundreds across the province.

The health department says it's seeing flu cases a bit earlier than expected.

People aged 65 and over, pregnant women, children aged between two and nine and those with an underlying health condition are advised to have the vaccine.

As flu season begins, many parents across Wisconsin and the country are skeptical about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.