Protecting Yourself This Flu Season

Our local clinic providers, pharmacies, and public health offices are offering many flu clinics this fall.

Even more troubling was the fact that many victims got their flu shot, and the flu shot was well-matched against the H3N2 flu virus.

The researchers behind the study were unable to definitively prove a good mood can actually strengthen a flu shot, and Rebecca Goldin, a professor of mathematical sciences at George Mason University, cautioned against reading too much into the findings.

The Hawaii Joint Services Vacci-nation Team has coordinated multiple dates, times and locations to ensure vaccines are also available at Oahu military installation exchanges.

In an average year, he said one-third of Americans get the flu. Brian Legendre, preventive medicine officer, Naval Health Clinic Hawaii.


With cold and flu season quickly approaching, students must decide if and where to receive flu vaccinations; with many resources both on and off campus, vaccines are accessible to students.

While only time will tell how bad this upcoming flu season will be, Robinson says it's a given that people will come down with the illness.

Prof Murphy said that now only around 70% of eligible Australians take up the offer of a free vaccine through the National Immunisation Program. "You have to remember, it takes about two weeks to kick in".

Flu season is fast approaching, and USA health officials are anxious that this season could be a bad one. "Best get that protection".

"To encourage uptake, this year's flu vaccination programme will once again be supported by a national marketing campaign highlighting the importance of the vaccine - particularly for vulnerable groups".


Health officials and other experts, speaking at a media briefing in Washington, D.C., focused on the latest coverage levels in specific populations targeted for vaccination, including kids, pregnant women, healthcare workers, and older people.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services this morning announced its guidelines for this year's flu season, with focus this year placed on increasing the number of people vaccinated after statistics suggest little increase in those opting for the vaccine.

Options for flu vaccine include vaccines protecting against three or four strains of flu; high-dose and enhanced vaccine for older people; and vaccines manufactured without eggs.

"The flu vaccine does cause some people to have flu-like symptoms, but it does not cause the flu, per se". In June 2016, the CDC reported that the "nasal spray" vaccine was only 3 percent effective. Last season, only 43.3 percent of adults got the vaccine and only 59 percent of children.

Frequent hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to reduce your chances of getting flu or any other infection.



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