Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “This year we want to ensure as many people as possible are protected from flu ahead of winter hitting”.
“Most FEHB plans cover flu vaccines at pharmacies, retail stores, doctor’s offices, and clinics, and charge no co-pay when using in-network providers”. It is important to stress that the flu vaccine offered to those aged 65-74 this winter still provides protection. However, he noted the injectable flu vaccine doesn’t contain living flu virus, so it’s impossible to get flu symptoms from it. For pregnant women, the vaccine may also be available through maternity services.
About 40 percent of USA residents received a seasonal flu vaccination a year ago.
This strain of flu causes a high percentage of complications, especially among the elderly who have chronic diseases. The average cost of hospitalizations and outpatient visits averages $10 billion.
“The World Health Organization does a great job of predicting what influenza viruses will be most widespread during a given flu season”, says Webster.
She said sometimes myths surrounding the flu vaccine will keep some people from getting one, so it’s important to be able to separate fact from fiction.
The newly available “adjuvanted” vaccine is expected to significantly boost effectiveness by improving the body’s immune response to the vaccine.
She stressed that although children get sick more often, but first and foremost the Singapore strain risky for seniors. Eggs don’t support all virus types and allow for mutations in the ones they do.
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Dr. Rehm said this year’s flu vaccine has four components.
Vaccinated against influenza prior to the season, diseases, and October this is the best time.
“People don’t really understand the need for herd immunity – that we protect those who are most vulnerable”, said Clark. If you have a medical condition, such as heart or lung disease, flu can make it worse. If the University is serious about reducing influenza rates amongst the student body, vaccinations must become far more accessible for students.
Community Hospital East is holding a series of free flu shot clinics this week.
“Indigenous people are on the list of high-risk folks because they tend to be hit harder by the influenza virus”, Bhardwaj said.
The state has already seen 16 early flu cases this season, but Delaware Director of Public Health Dr. Karyl Rattay says it’s hard to tell if this year will be as bad as last.
“The flu jab is a simple procedure which could ultimately save lives”.
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