Published: Mon, October 01, 2018
Medicine | By Daryl Nelson

Spokane Regional Health District offers free flu vaccine clinics

Spokane Regional Health District offers free flu vaccine clinics

A year ago there was an estimated 900,000 hospitalizations, and more than 80,000 deaths, according to new data released by the CDC on Thursday.

63 per cent of school aged children take up the flu vaccine offered from Reception to year five.

The slippage in vaccination rates may be due to knowledge that the 2017-18 vaccine was not as protective as in previous years. "But give the vaccine credit for softening the blow". "People who have experienced only hives after exposure to egg can get any licensed flu vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health. 2".

Vaccination varies widely among states and specific groups. A 2017 CDC study demonstrated that the influenza vaccine "reduced the risk of flu-associated death by half (51 percent) among children with underlying high-risk medical conditions and by almost two-thirds (65 percent) among healthy children". About 80 percent of the children killed hadn't received a shot.

"That herd immunity is so, so very important", he said at a news conference. While most health insurance plans cover the cost of flu vaccines, costs at pharmacies shouldn't be more than $25 or $35, Haupt said.

"Kids have a lot of snot, they have a lot of drool and they go to school", she said over laughter from the audience.

The vaccine can reduce flu illness and hospitalizations, can protect pregnant women during and after pregnancy and be lifesaving in children, Jernigan said.

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While vaccination remains the best way to reduce the risk of influenza and related complications and to prevent the spread of the virus, influenza vaccination rates across certain populations are substantially lower than US public health goals. The process takes at least six months, allowing time for circulating viruses to change and adapt.

Health workers vaccinated almost 300 people at the drive-thru. Other possible serious complications triggered by flu can include inflammation of the heart (myocarditis), brain (encephalitis) or muscle (myositis, rhabdomyolysis) tissues, and multi-organ failure (for example, respiratory and kidney failure).

Flu season typically runs from October to March.

"People don't really understand the need for herd immunity - that we protect those who are most vulnerable", said Clark.

Those who are vaccinated also are less likely to get pneumonia, Schaffner said. "It's about getting everyone around that individual vaccinated" Dr. Adams said. "That can prevent you from getting a deadly version of the flu".

The CDC data for Minnesota shows a drop-off in vaccination rates as children get older.

All vaccine options may not be available at all locations, so experts emphasize that people should not wait to get vaccinated if their first choice of vaccine is not available. "If you start to get sick stay home". There are drugs your doctor may prescribe for treating flu called antivirals.

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