Doctors urging people to get flu shots after 2017's devastating season

Doctors urging people to get flu shots after 2017's devastating season

About 900,000 people were hospitalized, including many in Tampa Bay. Pinellas was among the most active counties in the state for outbreaks during peak season.

Two years ago, Florence itself saw a particularly heavy inundation of flu-related illnesses among school-aged children. The lighthearted demonstration was accompanied by grim statistics from the 2017-18 flu season: 80,000 deaths overall, including 180 children. Some years are very bad and others less severe.

The vaccine is expected to be more accurate this season, and influenza activity in the Southern Hemisphere has been unremarkable so far - a good sign for the US and Canada.

For more information, call the Health Department at 431-2662, ext. People with medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease or lung disease should get vaccinated to protect themselves, Davis said.

So people shouldnt wait, doctors say.

However, if you are unable to get the flu vaccine, there are some steps you can take to avoid the virus.

"You might be able to know more or less what you should be eating or shouldn't be eating for stomach flu or just for general flu season", UNT alumna and employee Erin Farrell said.

Flu shot vaccinations will be given on the ground floor entrance of the Washington Building, located at the corner of N.E. Washington Street and S.E. Nevada Street.

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It might seem like only yesterday your kids were starting school, but if you're already looking ahead to Halloween, the holiday season and Thanksgiving travel plans, you should also begin preparing for flu season. The study estimates numerous factors affecting the expansion of the global Flu Vaccine (Influenza Vaccine) market in the anticipated duration.

A free vaccination clinic for children will be held at the Frederick County Health Department. The first no-cost clinic day in Pinellas will be October 17. It is free for eligible groups, taking only a few minutes out of your day compared to the weeks you could be left feeling lousy and debilitated if you don't have the vaccine and get flu. The Florida Hospital Centra Care in Carrollwood is offering free shots on Monday.

Cougar Health Services are making flu shots available to Washington State University students, faculty and staff on Fridays, through October 26, as part of its Flu Shot Friday series. The goal of the vaccine is to prevent severe flu disease. "It gives you an idea that the vaccine is actually working", she says. "Another barrier is access-to-care issues". If insurance does not cover their vaccine, it will cost $25 by cash or check.

Last years high activity is attributed to a number of factors, the first being the low number of people who were vaccinated. According to the CDC, most of those who died from the flu past year were over 65.

"People don't really understand the need for herd immunity - that we protect those who are most vulnerable", said Clark.

"With my lungs, age and everything, I get one every year". Thousands are treated. We cant emphasize enough to get the vaccine.

Lorraine Acevedo, local emergency response coordinator for Carter, Love, Jefferson, Johnston, Stephens, Pontotoc and Marshall Counties, said The Chickasaw Nation has provided the department with 5,000 doses of flu vaccine. But physicians warn that getting the vaccine is still better than having no defense at all. "Its better than nothing".

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