The flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices, some pharmacies and Park County Public Health. Among children, effectiveness rates were higher: Children who got the shot were 59% seek medical care for the virus, the CDC reported this year.
If you've yet to get a flu shot, local nurses say it's not too late.
Those at highest risk for having complications from the flu include children under 5 years old, people 65 years and older, pregnant women, and people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease. Leon was scheduled to get his flu shot soon. Flu is more likely to be severe or even deadly in these groups than among healthy adults.
And, communicating the concept of "herd immunity" improves an individual's willingness to get vaccinated.
With this start to the influenza season, she said the health district wanted to expand its offerings of the influenza vaccine beyond its normal immunization clinic hours, which are from 9 to 11 a.m.
There is still time to get a flu vaccination, even if people have already had the flu, Wittman said. What's more, the so-called seasonal vaccine isn't particularly effective, with only 20% to 60% of people who receive it dodging illness because their immune systems have been properly trained.
They can also remind patients the flu can cause severe illness and death in some people, and the flu vaccine is a simple way to prevent this.
"That's the strain that's a little bit better match to our vaccine", he said. Nationwide, there have been five pediatric flu deaths reported this season, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet even though flu shots are readily available and low-cost, many don't get one.
In other words, you have every reason to get the flu vaccine for you and your loved ones.
This means, people often benefit from receiving the right information, at the right time, from a healthcare provider they trust. "You really need to protect yourself so you can thereby protect them".
Now, with a new flu season upon us, we have a chance to honor the memories of these and so many others by reducing the toll that flu takes on our nation.
Anything else regarding the importance of vaccinations for influenza that you think is important for our readers to know? Thirty-eight states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico experienced minimal flu activity for the week ending December 1, while New York City and 10 states experienced low or moderate activity, according to Friday's weekly flu report from the CDC.
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