Flu shot may bring only some protection this year: disease expert
05 December, 2017, 01:55 | Author: Wilson Dawson
There were none at this time previous year.
Experts fear this year's flu season could be particularly severe, and are wondering if the vaccine might need to be redesigned in the face of new strains that make it less effective.
Unfortunately, the flu vaccine available in the United States this year was only 10 percent effective in preventing illness from H3N2. "It's just important for people to recognize that they're starting to feel sick and that it can be very serious if you don't do something about it".
In Australia, which can be an indicator of what to expect for Canada's flu season, the shot provided minimal success when it comes to protecting people from the virus.
The Edmonton zone has reported 167 lab confirmed cases and 61 hospitalizations.
Flu season is expected to peak around Christmas.
If an individual doesn't do anything about symptoms and tries to push through having the flu, the result could be hospitalization or even death, Crow said. 'Vaccines remain a valuable public health tool, and it is always better to get vaccinated than not to get vaccinated'. A small percentage of people do get a mild flu-like reaction after a flu shot that may last about a day.
New weekly statistics issued by Alberta Health Services show five Albertans who contracted the flu this season have died as of November 25, including the first case in Edmonton zone.
But the Fauci article points to another possible factor: most flu vaccines are grown in eggs. One way communities are working on getting more people vaccinated against influenza is by holding school located flu clinics.
Two vaccine brands target the 65-and-older crowd.
One high-dose version contains four times the usual anti-flu ingredient, while a competitor contains an extra immune-boosting compound.
FluMist, a less ouchy nasal spray vaccine, once was popular with children.
We spoke with a doctor at Baystate Medical Center and he is urging people to get the flu shot if they haven't already.
In addition to getting a seasonal flu shot, good health habits will help you stay well.
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