N. Idaho woman over 50 is state's first flu death of season

N. Idaho woman over 50 is first flu death of season

Additionally, people that are allergic to the flu shot should take extra precautions when getting their shot.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages six months and older get vaccinated for the flu virus.

The flu shot is made from dead influenza virus cells and can not spread the flu.

Like millions of other Americans, JoJo O'Neal chose not to get the flu vaccine previous year.

If you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, it's not too late. "But it's still given because some people are afraid of needles and they have that option but we highly don't recommend it", said Michelle, Licensed Vocational Nurse at Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Center.

Some people are still catching the flu despite the multiple ways to avoid contracting.

Previous year over 12 thousand Canadians were hospitalized as a result of the flu and there were 3,500 related deaths to the flu.

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Masjid-e-Ali at 47 Cedar Grove Lane will be providing the public with free flu shots, November 10 from 10:30 a.m.to 2 p.m. "Only the flu shot will be given".

The vaccine is also available to carers of older or disabled people, people with reduced immunity, those who are very overweight, residential care home residents and frontline health and social care staff. By protecting yourself against influenza, you are also protecting your family, your household, your workplace and ultimately your community.

Darrell Gale, East Sussex Director of Public Health, said: "Flu is a very unpleasant illness and vaccination is particularly important for people at increased risk of the effects of the disease".

The monitoring is done by the CDC'S U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network, and similar studies are conducted in the United Kingdom, Canada and Finland, explains Dr. Chris Ambrose, franchise head with U.S. Medical Affairs, respiratory division at AstraZeneca, the maker of the FluMist Quadrivalent. That's why the CDC advises getting the shot in October.

"These people should get vaccinated because they are at higher risk of having serious flu-related complications."

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