First confirmed case of Influenza A in Windsor-Essex this flu season

10 November, 2018, 02:07 | Author: Kara Nash
  • A flu shot being administered.					The Associated Press

Virginia Beach Department of Public Health nurses and Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps volunteer nurses will administer free flu shots on November 14. Those ages 2 through 49, who are not pregnant, may choose to take the nasal spray flu vaccine. As we've discussed, flu vaccines fight certain strains of the flu that are expected to be particularly virulent.

An article titled "Middle-Aged Beijing Man Under the Flu" - in which a man recounts how the virus claimed his father's life in less than a month - went viral in February, garnering over 10 million views and contributing to a public panic to get vaccinated. "It's the best alternative for those who don't like needles".

"Unfortunately, we only see around 30 percent of people getting vaccinated", Iocco said. There is now a flu vaccine for people over 65 that contains four times as much antigen as regular flu shots, and one that contains an adjuvant, but those tweaks have improved effectiveness only marginally.

The vaccine also will not protect you from catching a cold.

The free flu vaccine is offered to priority groups as part of the Stay Well This Winter campaign.


Those who can have the vaccine for free are people aged 65 and over, children aged between two and nine and those with an underlying health condition. If your loved ones are ill, do your best to avoid contact.

Dr. Frank Illuzzi, chief medical officer at CityMD, and a board-certified physician in emergency medicine, recommends patients speak with their medical providers about the different flu vaccine options to determine which one is the best fit for them. The CDC recommend getting your flu vaccine every year as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.

Annual influenza vaccination is the primary means of preventing influenza and its complications. In Shanghai, meanwhile, some community health centers say they have yet to receive a single batch of vaccines.

"The CDC and local departments of health keep track of this information and report it back to clinicians on a weekly basis", he says. China Securities Journal cited data from the National Institutes for Food and Drug Control saying that in the first three quarters of this year, health authorities approved a total of 7.35 million doses of flu vaccine, half as many as over the same period last year.

The 2017-2018 flu season was high in severity.

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