Fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics available

Fall 2018 flu vaccine clinics available

According to the CDC, last year's flu shot was just 40% effective, putting the number of confirmed cases at least 150,000 and 172 cases of children dying from the disease. That count represents about 60 percent of children and 40 percent of adults.

Lange says if the flu hasn't come to your community by February, getting a flu shot in that month is acceptable, also.

The push to take the flu seriously is especially relevant given the severity of the recent season. Flu shots, as well as other vaccines, will be available during regular clinic hours, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, noon to 4:30pm.

"Unfortunately, even healthy children die from the flu", Myerson said. But, at the end of the day, anyone who is able to get the vaccine, in any form, should.

Two years ago the nasal spray vaccine was taken off the market because the Center for Disease Control said it was no longer effective for that particular flu season. The state says common flu symptoms include fever, cough, body aches and fatigue. Influenza activity starts to pick up the pace in October and November. Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial, and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout the flu season, even into January or later.

Of the 180 children who died in the past year, 80 percent, or 144 of them, did not receive the vaccine during the season, the CDC said.

There are, of course, several things wrong with the idea that vaccines cause the illnesses they are manufactured to prevent. The B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A (H3N2) component was updated.

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Quadrivalent influenza vaccine (designed to protect against four different flu viruses) will be available for anyone 6 months of age and older.

Vaccines are specifically created to protect you from the flu without exposing you to a virus that will make you sick.

In addition, after the Walgreens pharmacist administers the vaccine, Walgreens will transmit that information securely to VA where it becomes part of the patient's electronic medical record.

Cell-grown flu vaccine will be quadrivalent.

Experts research the type of virus that might be prevalent during a given season and design seasonal vaccines or shots to deal with the specific influenza viruses for the season.

But not having enough time isn't a good one in Glynn County anymore.

Eiting pointed out the flu vaccine is meant to protect against respiratory flu, not gastrointestinal strains.

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