December 2 - 8 is National Influenza Vaccination Week, the flawless time to get your flu shot. Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates.
One hundred eighty-five children were confirmed to have died from complications of the flu, while an estimated 600 more were suspected, but not confirmed, to have died from complications of the flu. While just 60 percent of New Jersey seniors surveyed without an undergraduate degree have gotten a flu shot, compared with 72 percent of those who graduated from college. Flu is more likely to be severe or even deadly in these groups than among healthy adults.
NPs also educate patients that the flu vaccine does not cause the flu. Of the 180 pediatric deaths reported in the USA last season, 80 percent occurred in children who had not had a flu shot.
"In terms of flu seasons, the last one was very severe". What should they say to those who have fears that the shot will give them the flu? We Texans who get the flu shot are protecting our communities and our state, as well as ourselves.
Unfortunately, more than 16,000 of those deaths were residents of Louisiana.
Vaccinations are a significant achievement in the advancement of public health, aiding in diminishing the detrimental effects induced by harmful pathogens.
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The flu vaccine is readily available for both children and adults throughout the state at healthcare providers and community pharmacies.
Seventy percent of Garden State seniors with a household income of $75,000 or more have received a flu shot versus 62 percent of those in households earning $35,000-$74,999, and 61 percent of those earning less than $35,000. Policies regarding the flu vaccine vary from organization to organization. There's also a problem called imprinting, in which the first flu virus or vaccine a child receives can influence how they respond to all other flu infections for life.
"The whole thing about shots is that herd mentality", Borgen said. Protect yourself and all those around you.
"That's the strain that's a little bit better match to our vaccine", he said.
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The up-to-date information on flu.houstonmethodist.org contains flu epidemiology data covering Houston Methodist's eight-hospital system. They have a wealth of resources for nurses and patients on their website. If you have questions or concerns about the flu vaccine, talk to your primary care doctor.