First day of flu shots, some influenza cases already seen

Research results encourage pregnant women to ...

Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween

However, rates of vaccinations are going down, and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the dip was partly to blame for the record-high death toll from flu previous year - 80,000 people.

Children under five, older adults, those who are pregnant and those with underlying health conditions are at greater risk from the flu, the health unit said.

"Influenza seasons vary in timing, severity and length", officials at the Florida Department of Health said in a statement on Monday, adding that the number of cases was expected to climb in the coming weeks. Women who got vaccinated are also saving their children from the flu before and after birth.

The flu vaccine reduces a person's risk of contracting the flu by about 40%, meaning even someone who receives a flu shot should take additional precautions. The child tested positive for influenza B at a local health care provider.

The CDC recommends everyone six months of age and older get their flu vaccine now to be protected.

It's that time of year again and health experts are already warning everyone about a nasty flu season ahead.

Researchers found that more than 80 percent of pregnancies overlap with flu season.

Here's a bit of good news from the survey: about 70 percent of the parents said that the flu vaccine is the best way to protect their child from the flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reiterated the necessity of getting a flu shot, especially for pregnant women this season.

London Drugs said it had Insights West conduct the poll to end "common misconceptions" that prevent many Edmontonians from getting vaccinated.

Last season, 336 people in IN died from flu complications.

The state's flu reporting season runs from September 1 to May 31.

"We're happy to have as many options out there as we can get", said Brammer.

The flu season, which just began and stretches into winter, typically peaks during the coldest months.

The CDC recommends that people with symptoms like fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue seek medical attention as quickly as possible to avoid possible deadly complications.

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