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State confirms first flu death of 2017 in New Castle man

State confirms first flu death of 2017 in New Castle man

Flu vaccination can also come in the form of a live-flu mist, but the CDC is not recommending that anyone get that this year because it's been less effective than the shot in recent years.

It is not too late to get vaccinated, and there are ample amounts of the vaccine available, Zucker said.

In flu research news, a new paper from researchers in Singapore suggests that flu vaccine effectiveness for some influenza A and influenza B viruses drops within 6 months of vaccination.

Flu vaccines are offered by many doctor's offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and college health centers, as well as by many employers and some schools.

For more information on influenza, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at or for Spanish.

"If you get the flu shot, at least you've done everything in your power to keep from getting it", McCoy said. Millions of people have safely received flu vaccines for decades. The study focused specifically on flu-related respiratory illnesses, but influenza can also worsen chronic conditions, such as heart disease and diabetes, or cause other serious complications, including encephalitis and organ failure.

Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization, including among children and older adults.

It's still early in the flu season, but three USA states, Louisiana, Mississippi and SC, are experiencing high "Influenza-Like Illness" activity.

Experts are predicting this may be a particularity bad flu season as the cases piled up before the traditional peak. It should also put all New Yorkers on alert to take precautions, such as frequent hand washing and avoiding people who show signs of illness. Despite widespread publicity touting the benefits of being vaccinated, ODH states that roughly three of every five people across the country have not been vaccinated yet this year - including two of every three pregnant women. Getting vaccinated also protects the baby several months after birth.

Healthcare providers are saying this flu season could be rough one. Putting others at risk can be risky and you could also give the flu back to yourself if you're continuing to work.

And despite recommendations from the World Health Organization to use flu vaccination to help protect people in high-risk populations, few developing countries have seasonal flu vaccination programs or the capacity to produce and distribute seasonal or pandemic vaccines, it said.


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