Arkansas says 1st flu death of season confirmed

Holmes said the flu vaccine becomes widely available to the general public in late October.

Outbreaks can occur as early as October and can last as late as May, although flu usually peaks between December and February, the CDC said.

It's that time of year again, time for Canadians to think about getting that jab in the arm to protect themselves against the dreaded winter scourge - the flu. On the other hand, mandatory vaccination has been used widely in the United States, where uptake levels of 90% have been achieved.

"The vaccine is pain-free and not only helps protect the child, but limits the opportunity for the virus to be spread to others, such as elderly relatives and those with underlying health conditions for whom flu can be particularly serious".

Most nurses who don't intend to get vaccinated this flu season either aren't convinced this vaccine works, or don't believe that they personally require vaccination.

For many people, flu season is little more than annoyance, but every single year thousands of people die from whatever strain of the disease is making the rounds.

This article was released by the Orange County Health Care Agency.

"A flu shot provides about a year of protection and has a 70-90% chance of preventing the illness in adults", Taiwan CDC said of the benefits of flu vaccination. Dr. Manning works in the Temple's Infectious Diseases Department, "Now is the flawless time to get your flu shot", she says. Scientists found no loss in the amount of infectious virus at any humidity, which means that expelled aerosols containing flu viruses are stable in the air for at least one hour.

Shots are based on availability of flu serum.

You may feel some or all of the symptoms. Deem invented the method more than 10 years ago, and it is now recognized as as a fast, low-priced way of gauging the effectiveness of proposed flu vaccines.

The Putnam County Department of Health will be offering High Dose Flu Vaccine for seniors age 65 and older.

There is also considerable evidence that a parent's trauma can affect the genes they add on to their children.

"The message is clear: don't take the risk, get the flu vaccine".

· We're making it as easy as possible for everyone eligible to get their free vaccine, from flu clinics in Global Positioning System to in-school programmes. That includes your regular germ-avoiding tactics, like washing your hands, covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and staying away from other sick people, says Urrutia.

  • Joanne Flowers