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Joplin Health Department Giving Flu Shots

Joplin Health Department Giving Flu Shots

In short, even if you eat kale every day and run half marathons for fun on the weekends, you need a flu shot. What are people's primary concerns, and what would you tell them to allay their fears? A new study suggests that seniors who get their flu shots while in a good mood have a better response to the vaccine. That level of coverage meant that more than half of the USA population was unprotected against flu last season. This is by no means the flu.

Flu is caused by influenza viruses, and is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing and close contact. "Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May".

For the second year in a row, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending against using a nasal flu vaccine. We recommend to start vaccinating in mid-September.

Less than half (47%) of all Americans ages 6 months and up got their flu shots a year ago, leaving a majority of people unvaccinated against a potentially serious illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Among children 6 months through 17 years, coverage with one or more doses of flu vaccine was 59%, similar to the 2015-16 season (59.3%). They're especially vulnerable to flu's risky complications because they tend to have more underlying health problems than younger people - and because standard flu shots don't work as well with age-weakened immune systems.

The Health Department is opening free flu health clinics early this year in every county to try and help combat the virus. Influenza can be a more severe disease during pregnancy.

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"So", she adds, "people with less effective immune systems, such as the elderly, may find vaccines don't work as well for them as they do in the young". This new finding can help combat germs this period because there's no proven way to prevent the contraction of this flu completely.

In Maryland, at least 20 people contracted a strain of influenza A virus called H3N2v, because they were exposed to infected pigs from at least three county fairs, according to the Maryland Department of Health. It would not decrease the chances of getting a cold.

A growing number of hospitals have required their staff to get flu shots, and those policies largely contribute to healthcare workers' higher vaccination rates. When is it time to go to the doctor?

SJBPH encourages residents to receive their immunizations in their medical home with their primary care provider.

"Proper handwashing is the best technique for keeping flu from spreading". "I just don't like getting sick".

"Doctors and other providers are incredibly important in this", Price said.

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