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Gordons Chemists said it has observed a "noticeable uptake" in people coming in since the start of the flu vaccination season.

Director of Public Health, Dona Milne, explained why it is important that children in Fife are vaccinated: "Last year we had a bad flu season and the number of flu cases in children rose".

Influenza has not been that deadly since at least since the mid-1970s, the AP reported.

He said this year isn't expected to be much better.

"College students live closely together in dorms and other living situations, so [they] are more prone to catching viruses from each other", Elizabethtown College Health Liaison Eileen Wagener said.

On Thursday, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that seven patients have been hospitalized with the flu within the last week.

"So, even if you received the vaccine during the 2017/18 programme, you still need to get the vaccination for the 2018/19 flu season".

Last season, flu-like illnesses in the USA began to increase in November. For the 2018-19 flu season, the CDC recommends vaccination with no preference for any one vaccine over another.

"You have to get a new vaccine every year to protect you from the circulating flu that's out there for that particular year", Public Health Nurse Nancy Santoski said.

But don't stop your self-care with a flu shot.

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Mr Alcott, who is a triple Paralympic gold medallist in wheelchair tennis and wheelchair basketball, said: "He said: "Shall I put them on?'".


There's also the issue of where you get your shot, said Dr. Richard Zimmerman, a professor of family medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

"We really want people to understand that you can't get the flu from the flu shot", Jean Moorjani, a pediatrician at Orlando Health, told Health.

Flu vaccines are administered as a shot or nasal spray.

"Workers with a medical contraindication to influenza vaccination should provide evidence of same, and may decline vaccination, but may be moved to a low-risk or non-clinical area for the period of the flu season and may be required to wear a mask", it stated. Last year, more than 80,000 Americans died from complications stemming from the flu.

In Saskatchewan, only two thirds of people 65 and older get the flu vaccine. But those reactions don't mean the flu shot made you sick.

But the flu vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from the virus, as it contains dead influenza virus strains that help your body build immunity.

The vaccine reduces the severity of flu symptoms for those who may get sick, and reduces hospital-based Intensive Care Unit admissions related to the flu.

Getting vaccinated not only benefits you; it benefits everyone.

Other steps: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. Cover your mouth and nose when you cough. Stay away from those who are ill.


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