Flus are not your run-of-the-mill colds, although the two share similar symptoms.
Five deaths caused by flu complications were confirmed last week, Huang said, adding that in each case, the patient was not vaccinated and had a history of chronic disease.
Experts expect the number of patients with flu-like symptoms in IL to increase within the next week, Hafiz said. Flu vaccine effectiveness, on average, tends to oscillate somewhere between 40% and 60%; but getting a flu shot is important not just to protect you, but also the people who are most vulnerable to catching the virus, such as older people, children, and people with compromised immune systems.
The flu season typically lasts from October through May, but officials say there's been an increase in cases earlier than normal and the uptick is expected to continue for several months.
Overnight, the Center for Disease Control reported 23 states, including the Carolinas, have widespread flu activity.
CDC Deputy Director-General Philip Lo (羅一鈞) said the funding for the policy would be provided by the Paujar Charity Foundation and would be donated in yearly batches from next year to 2028, helping the government provide better protection for infants older than 12 months.
For example, people with egg allergies are assigned a specific egg-free vaccine, and so on. Why, then, isn't everyone getting that annual flu shot? People can find a place to get vaccinated at vaccinefinder.org. Health notwithstanding, healthcare professionals generally recommend the vaccine because of exposure - to friends, family, co-workers - that can lead to infection.
Flu season often does not peak until January and Kezirian said it's not too late to get a flu shot. There is usually a delay in the onset of the virus in different parts of the country.
"We really can never know what the flu season will be like until it is over", she wrote.
Myth: You can get sick from the flu shot.
Winter has officially arrived, and the flu season has been ramping up locally.
Flu vaccines are available at doctors' offices and pharmacies. To make matters worse, this year's flu vaccine is only 10% effective against the strain going around.
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