The CDC estimates that there have been between 140,000 and 710,000 flu-related hospitalizations since 2010.
Last year's flu season was the worst in many years, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In recent years, the annual flu death toll has ranged from 12,000 to 56,000 deaths, the CDC said.
Doctors are encouraging people to get the flu shot already. Speaking to the Associated Press, Daniel Jernigan, a flu expert from the CDC, says that the strain of flu that is detected as early as this month is milder than previous year.
Officials say different flu strains around the world, which are often spread by travelers, are the main culprit for the issues they expect to face this fall and winter.
The peak season is considered December through even March, and officials recommend getting a flu shot. People of all ages can get the flu.
63 per cent of school aged children take up the flu vaccine offered from Reception to year five. If you're sick, stay home. If you contract the flu after getting a flu shot, the chances that others will catch it from you are decreased.
Other area counties also list flu shot information on their websites.
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Flu can lead to permanent disability in older people. "Of course, we want to get those who are young or old or have compromised immune systems, definitely want them, but everybody needs a flu vaccine".
Opportunities for free flu vaccines are plentiful in Umatilla County after the flu killed an estimated 80,000 people in the United States previous year. There was a large geographic variability in vaccination coverage among children, ranging from a high of 76.2 percent in Rhode Island to a low of 43.2 percent in Wyoming. During most influenza seasons, about 80 percent of reported pediatric deaths occur in children who have not been fully vaccinated against flu.
Some women who submitted the survey had to be excluded because they didn't remember whether they had received the vaccines - a common problem in studies where participants are asked to remember something that happened, like this.
Overall, the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine for last season was estimated to be 40%.
Moreover, he said, flu in elderly people may precipitate a permanent decline in pre-flu function, increasing the risk of disability.
It eclipses the estimates for every flu season going back to the winter of 1976-1977. When tissues are not readily available, cough into a sleeve, not hands.
If, unfortunately, you do find yourself developing flu symptoms, try not to panic.