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Will you get the flu shot?

Will you get the flu shot?

She was rushed between three hospitals and lay in a medically-induced coma for two weeks while her small body struggled to recover.

It's that time of year. This year, there are concerns that the shot is not very effective, but experts are still encouraging people to get it.

Lin, who chaired the meeting, said that doctors have reported that while hepatitis A vaccines have been administered to children older than 12 months, they are not included in subsidies for children's standard vaccinations, which might result in doctors being unable to apply for reimbursement of vaccination costs. Well, not exactly. According to federal government statistics, less than half the adults who should get the influenza vaccine each year actually do so.

Flu season is building momentum in ME, with both outpatient medical visits and hospitalizations on the rise. The flu virus in now widespread in Georgia.

Even if you don't have a regular health care provider, the flu vaccine is available in many settings. Also, experts suggest getting the flu shot.

"It is recommended you get your flu shot starting in the fall", Walz said. Extremely rare severe allergic reactions can also occur, according to the CDC.

Flannery explained that the journal article looked at Australia's most recent flu season and highlights the low vaccine effectiveness against one type of influenza: the H3N2 strain predominating in the United States today.

"Getting the flu is an bad experience".

The flu shot you'll get is the same that used in Australia. "The highest number of flu-related hospitalizations has occurred among those who are older than 50 years of age, as well as children younger than 5, which are both groups at greater risk of experiencing severe illness and complications due to flu", the health department said in a statement on November 30.

"We have some evidence that the vaccination protects the woman from influenza herself, and it can protect the infant in the six months of life from getting influenza before we are able to vaccinate the infant", Flannery said. "There's still some protection against all flu illness in Australia last season".


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