Flu vaccination can be only 10-percent effective, study says

Flu vaccination can be only 10-percent effective, study says”

If you visit the doctor during the flu season, ask whether all of the people in the office have been vaccinated.

Paulina Rodriquez, infection control practitioner at Abilene Regional Medical Center, said that cases are tracking similarly to a year ago.

While it's unclear what the implications of what's going on in Australia are for the Northern Hemisphere, medical professionals here in Iowa still express a high degree of confidence in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.

News reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective, may have you thinking why even bother getting the shot.

Based on these new estimates, adults over age 75 and people living in parts of sub-Saharan Africa are most at-risk of dying from the flu, the study said, and people living in the Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asia also face a high risk.

Australia is 1 of 5 world health organization location, specifically the infectious diseases reference laboratory representative from each country then make recommendation on the composition if the influenza vaccine, which happens every February. Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May.

U.S. officials are predicting an especially challenging 2017/2018 flu season, which is just getting underway in the northern hemisphere.

The first death of the 2017-2018 flu season was reported by Delaware Division of Public Health officials Wednesday.

In flu research news, a new paper from researchers in Singapore suggests that flu vaccine effectiveness for some influenza A and influenza B viruses drops within 6 months of vaccination.

Saul said he's seen only a few flu cases at Bridgeport Hospital so far this season, but expects it to pick up soon. "Viruses mutate, we could see different strains here than they saw during their season". "Most insurances are paying for flu shots, so it's really not a cost to you".

It takes about two weeks for a flu shot to take full effect, officials said.

Flu vaccination can also come in the form of a live-flu mist, but the CDC is not recommending that anyone get that this year because it's been less effective than the shot in recent years.

Stay home if you are sick until you are fever free for 24 hours - with a temperature of less than 100◦ F (37.8◦ C), without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours.

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