Health Officials Urge Annual Influenza Vaccination for All

Health Officials Urge Annual Influenza Vaccination for All

Health Officials Urge Annual Influenza Vaccination for All

"Vaccines are only as useful as when we take advantage of them", Dr.

"This data adds to the already strong body of evidence of the benefits of flu vaccination, especially for children", said Patricia Stinchfield.

Roughly 105 children died previous year of the flu, and flu related hospitalizations have almost quadrupled - from 7,000 to 26,000 - since 2010. An influenza vaccine will protect you from getting the flu and prevent you from passing this serious illness to our most vulnerable residents.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price "leads by example" and receives an influenza vaccination from Medstar Visiting Nurse Sharon Walsh-Bonadies during a news conference on September 28, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention laid out guidelines for who should be vaccinated for the upcoming flu season.

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The flu shot, of course, is not flawless, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says getting vaccinated reduces the chance of catching the flu by 40 to 60 percent. Seasonal influenza vaccines are created to protect against the three or four strains that research indicates will be most common in a given year, according to the CDC.

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. The investigators now plan to conduct clinical trials, to attempt to show whether good mood definitely cause flu vaccines to work better in older people.

Fewer people died during the 2016-2017 season compared with the previous year, but the hospitalization rate almost doubled from the previous year, according to the CDC.

In fact, when the researchers looked at influences on the day of vaccination itself, they found an even greater effect on how well it worked, accounting for between 8 and 14 percent of the variability in antibody levels. "Today, I am leading by example and getting vaccinated against flu".

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- Wide variation in influenza coverage was seen across states among children age 6 months to 17 years ranging from 43 percent (Wyoming) to 74.2 percent (Rhode Island) and in adults age 18 years and older from 33.4 percent (Nevada) to 51.1 percent (South Dakota).

"It will be severe and there will always be a flu season".

The panel also stressed the importance of pneumococcal vaccination for adults age 65 years and older and younger adults with high-risk factors, such as diabetes, heart disease and lung disorders as well as people who smoke. The recommendation to not use the nasal spray flu vaccine was renewed for this season. "The vaccine is available in many places, so there's no reason to not get vaccinated".

The World Health Organisation's advisory panel has concluded its bi-annual meeting on the Southern Hemisphere flu vaccine.

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