However, if you wait until April to get vaccinated, you will still be protected the same way, even though you waited until late in the season to get it. Health care workers need to think of their patients and not run the risk of giving them influenza, Siegel said.
On flu-related matters, officials said children between 6 months and 23 months old were the top group during the past season to receive vaccinations: 76.3 percent.
"The Australian Government has been carefully monitoring vaccine effectiveness for seasonal influenza vaccines and is committed to exploring enhanced vaccination program arrangements through the NIP, including the use of advanced vaccines for those aged 65 years and over into the future".
"Vaccination can help prevent you or someone you love from becoming sick and missing school, or work, or worse, becoming severely ill or being hospitalized from or even dying from the flu".
Federal health officials Thursday urged Americans to get vaccinated before flu season starts in October, and released data showing fewer MI residents got flu shots previous year than the national average. This seasons vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year between 12,000 and 56,000 people die from vaccine-preventable influenza and pneumonia in the USA since 2017, despite the availability of effective vaccines.
The team measured positive mood, physical activity, diet, stress, negative thoughts, sleep patterns, and other measures of psychological and physical health, three times a week over a six-week period in a group of 138 older people due to have their flu shot.
Flu season is just around the corner and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says the best way to protect yourself and others against the illness is to get vaccinated. "Older adults, pregnant women, young children and those with certain medical conditions are most at risk".
Most recent viruses are antigenically similar to the cell-propagated version of Hong Kong vaccine virus from the previous season, but were less similar to the egg-propagated virus, according to results from ferret serum tests.
"We are pleased to see that the decrease in vaccination coverage among adults age 50 years and older that we saw in the 2015-2016 season was not sustained during the 2016-2017 season", said Dr. The study examined data from four flu seasons between 2010 and 2014. Jernigan said the new vaccine strain mainly affects egg-based flu vaccine manufacturers. "Influenza is an unpredictable infectious disease".
Health Department officials recommend that the flu vaccine be administered annually for children and adults, especially those at high risk of complications.
For the upcoming flu season, the CDC again recommended only injectable flu vaccines and not nasal sprays.