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Influenza or the flu is a respiratory infection with symptoms similar to a cold but much more severe including a high fever for several days, body aches, fatigue and weakness.

- As flu season heats up, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging Americans 6 months and older to get vaccinated. The influenza vaccine varies depending on age, allergies and application preference.

"The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare is reminding residents that flu can be serious", Randi Pedersen, influenza surveillance coordinator, said in a prepared statement. "It's not too late to protect yourself, and your family, by getting your flu shot".

"I usually do the flu shot", Dr. Bhargava says.

The flu shot is made from dead influenza virus cells and can not spread the flu.

On the other had, the injectable vaccine is made with an inactivated virus that can not cause the flu.

"Flu-mist is a live virus, the one that people get in their nose, but we don't recommend it because it's a live virus and it's not as effective as the shot". Even healthy people can become sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time, or even be hospitalized.

They are the first deaths recorded since the flu season officially began on September 1.

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Masjid-e-Ali at 47 Cedar Grove Lane will be providing the public with free flu shots, November 10 from 10:30 a.m.to 2 p.m. They hadn't received a flu vaccination, according to the state's department of health.

Flu shots will be available at the Concord campus by appointment.

"Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group".

The following news release was issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit regarding flu vaccines. "But just as importantly, we reduce the risk to our families, friends, and our communities by blocking the spread of the flu".

Getting the flu shot is at local drug store is an option for those without insurance.

Last season's flu vaccine turned out to be only 40 percent effective.

Wash your hands frequently.


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