World Health Organization officials stated last month that countries should increase influenza vaccination rates in the flu season, explaining that it's hard for the public to tell whether he/she has COVID-19 or the flu or something else due to the similar earlier symptoms, so getting vaccinated against the flu could at least reduce or exclude the probability that one has the flu.
In normal times, there's not a good reason for the vast majority of people to not get the flu shot. What we are telling people to do in the fall is to take the flu vaccine to take it out of the equation and to consult with their doctors if they are feeling unwell. Younger children in New York City, Rhode Island, and CT are already required to receive a flu shot before enrolling in many child care programs.
According to The Jerusalem Post on Sunday, a survey conducted by Midgam for Assuta Medical Centers revealed that 56 percent of the respondents were planning on getting a flu shot this year.
Among the 1,402 patients who tested positive for influenza A or B, 52% were male, with a median age of 3.9 years, and 291 (21.2%) were hospitalized, including 143 for influenza A and 148 for influenza B. Ninety-eight patients (7.0%) were admitted to the ICU, and 27 (1.9%) received mechanical ventilator support.
"I think it's doubly important this year to get it". "Particularly if [people] do one more thing, and that is to embrace the flu vaccine with confidence".
With both flu and SARS-CoV-2 circulating this fall, the American Academy of Pediatrics urged Monday that all children 6 months and over receive the flu vaccine as soon as possible, ideally before October ends.
"We want to assess the quantitative impact of school closures so we can determine at what point the cost of closing schools and staying at home outweighs the benefit of reducing transmission of COVID-19 and burdens on the health care system", Song said in the release.
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Flu season in the Southern Hemisphere started just as Covid-19 hit. The flu may have caused the deaths of 62,000 Americans.
Researchers looked at more than 1,700 children who were either diagnosed with COVID-19 or the flu. Currently, the flu vaccine is administered to children through a shot or nasal spray. "To ensure you are getting the most coverage during the season it is best to wait to get the shot".
The report found that as of September 3, 4,321 children have been hospitalized by the virus, comprising 1.7% of all coronavirus-related hospitalizations. "And many insurance companies now pay for the flu shot". All health care professionals should also get the vaccine, according to the AAP. This year, many people are working from home.
Schaffner said he's particularly anxious about communities of color, where coronavirus has already caused a disproportionate amount of sickness and death.
"Part of the rational of starting earlier would be to vaccinate more patients", he said.
"We would like to really extend influenza immunization into communities of color and lower socio-economic areas, and those communities very traditionally have been vaccine wary. They're not anti-vaccine - that's a different group - they're just not as convinced about the merits of vaccination".