As many as 646,000 people are dying globally from seasonal influenza each year, US health officials said on Wednesday, a rise from earlier assessments of the disease's death toll.
Louisiana and MS are still experiencing a high number of people with the flu. "This year in Australia, it looks like it's about 10 percent".
"There are four different strands of flu in the flu vaccine, so what we see now is maybe not the strand we'll see later", said Dr. Hawse. The studies included data on vaccine effectiveness in Europe, the United States, Kenya, Thailand, and Australia.
Eastern Mediterranean and Southeast Asian countries had slightly lower but still high rates of flu-associated respiratory deaths, the researchers said.
"If you get the flu shot, at least you've done everything in your power to keep from getting it", McCoy said.
Healthcare.gov enrollment deadline is this Friday
In Philadelphia, more than 220,000 people now have health insurance coverage through the ACA and Medicaid expansion. It runs from noon to 8 p.m.at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Rooms A2 and A3.
This year, the percentage of patients reporting flu-like symptoms reached the threshold of 2.2% by late November, an indication that flu season has started, USA TODAY reported. The paper, published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, was a review of 14 previously published studies that had been conducted that analyzed flu seasons ranging from 2009 to 2016. "(Centers for Disease Control), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwifes and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend flu shots for all women who are or expect to be pregnant during the flu season".
"We're only two months into the season so we don't know what's ahead of us", Yu said. So does that mean it will be the same for the flu vaccine in the U.S.?
Rodriquez said that even if you get vaccinated in January, February or March, it's much better than not being vaccinated at all.
"The flu-shot-phobic people will hear that and say, 'Of course!" "Everyone can help prevent the spread of flu by washing hands with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying home when sick". "We often think of the very young and seniors when we think of the vulnerable, but people at any age with underlying health conditions are also at a greater risk of the flu and serious complications stemming from it".
Fairfield Medical Center takes an aggressive stance about getting the word out regarding the importance of vaccinations, starting with providing flu information and an offer to administer the vaccination to every patient who is admitted to the center.