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This year's flu shot more promising that last year's

Health professionals are urging citizens to get their flu shot Health professionals are urging citizens to get their flu shot
Samantha Long | 19 October, 2018, 22:10

Looking at weather patterns and using statistics and other data, health professionals make an educated guess of which strains will be the most contagious during each flu season, Lin explained.

Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital surveyed 700 people nationally.

"Every year we have pediatric deaths from influenza, which may have been preventable if they had gotten vaccinated", Bess says.

Twice a year, the WHO organizes consultations to review the data and predict what strains of the flu will be most prevalent in the coming season.

If your child can not have a vaccine, the flu mist is back this year.

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the 2018-19 season vaccine has been revised to better match circulating viruses: the B/Victoria component was changed and the influenza A (H3N2) component was updated. Health officials think that will be a good match. So it's possible that you could contract flu or a variation of the virus during in this time.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says everyone over the age of six months should get their flu shot this year, especially people who are most susceptible - such as young children, women who are pregnant, the elderly, people with underlying chronic diseases, including heart or lung disease, and people on medication that suppress their immune system.

"We really want people to understand that you can't get the flu from the flu shot", Jean Moorjani, a pediatrician at Orlando Health, told Health. Flu season there, which is coming to an end, has been relatively mild.

Health officials say the flu is already present in Oklahoma and has led to several hospitalizations in the state.

What is a common misconception about the flu vaccine?

Kids who've received a flu vaccine in the past only need one dose going forward.

The reason why? While many report headaches and even fevers, this is because the flu shot actually takes up to two weeks to take effect.

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