The virus can be particularly harmful and sometimes even fatal to over-65s, pregnant women and sufferers from chronic illnesses, as these groups are all particularly vulnerable. Flu vaccine is available everywhere.
With flu season in full swing, experts are saying that it's vital to get your flu shot as soon as possible to better avoid last year's high numbers.
A staggering 95 percent of all fatalities were found to have belonged to a risk group - yet more than half had not been vaccinated.
Along with a rare strain of the flu called H3N2 circulating only about half the country's population gets the flu vaccination each year.
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The flu deaths last season were nearly 10,000 higher than the estimated number who died from drug overdoses and almost double the number of those estimated to have died in motor vehicle crashes. "We have a very large medical center ... a lot of people come to Charlottesville for care". This makes vaccination of staff caring for frail, older people even more important.
Mann also expressed concern about the rise in hospitalizations related to the flu, pointing out that "in Fond du Lac County alone a year ago we had more than one-hundred hospitalizations for influenza, including some children". Signs and symptoms of it include a sore throat, cough, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea. The flu vaccine only protects against influenza.
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So I was reiterating this as a time line that they were potentially prepared to agree to", Pompeo said at the State Department. Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the Workers' Party of Korea, underlined the point in an editorial Sunday.
The earlier you can get it the better. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 flu season was record breaking with more than 900,000 hospitalizations and more than 80,000 deaths.
"It's hard to predict exactly what will be the predominant strain but getting a flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu".
The annual NHS Wales Beat Flu campaign is encouraging everyone eligible for flu vaccination to get protected.
The Washington County Health Department will offer walk in flu shots.
Alisen O'Hearn, tobacco control prevention specialist, who said she is pregnant with her first child, said receiving the vaccine not only will protect her, but provide a level of flu protection for her baby after birth. Insurance billing will be provided for Medicare Part B and Medicaid eligible clients and also for most health insurance companies.
The easiest way to prevent the flu, is to become vaccinated, said Roth.
The flu vaccine is available at doctor's offices, clinics and most retail pharmacies, [and] is often covered by most insurances with a low to no co-pay.