Knox County kicks off school flu vaccination clinics in October

Australia has seen the worst flu season in years with hundreds dying from the illness including Canberra mother-of-two Jennifer Thew

Every flu season, millions of people get the flu every year, several thousands of people are hospitalized and tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. Nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) is not recommended for use this season. Jernigan said the new vaccine strain mainly affects egg-based flu vaccine manufacturers.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, left, receives a flu vaccination from Sharon Walsh-Bonadies, RN., right, during a news conference recommending everyone age six months an older be vaccinated against influenza each year, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 in Washington. Most of studies show that flu vaccination will reduce the risk of flu illness by 40% to 60% among the overall population during seasons.

Most recent viruses are antigenically similar to the cell-propagated version of Hong Kong vaccine virus from the previous season, but were less similar to the egg-propagated virus, according to results from ferret serum tests. We have known for many years that a number of psychological and behavioral factors such as stress, physical activity and diet influence how well the immune system works and these factors have also been shown to influence how well vaccines protect against disease. That's why it's better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season really gets under way.

For those with egg allergies, the CDC says people who have experienced only hives after exposure to eggs can get any licensed flu vaccine that is appropriate for their age and health.

Children in reception year and school years 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be offered the vaccine in school. You can find more guidelines for vaccinations and a full clinic schedule at this link.

Where can I get a flu vaccine? .


"We are pleased to see that the decrease in vaccination coverage among adults age 50 years and older that we saw in the 2015-2016 season was not sustained during the 2016-2017 season", said Dr.

Although the vaccination rate among health care workers seems high, it ranged from 92 percent of those who worked in hospitals, to 68 percent of those working in nursing homes and to 76 percent in clinics.

After all the data was gathered, the team compiled the information and discovered that only one of all the factors they looked at was predictive of higher flu antibody levels in the blood samples. Pneumococcal disease is often a common and deadly complication of influenza.

The findings are important as flu vaccinations are estimated to only be effective in 17-53 percent of older adults compared to 70-90 percent of younger people.

According to officials, the vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu although some people may have mild soreness and redness near the site of the shot and a low fever or slight headache.

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