'We Have a Good, But Not Great, Flu Vaccine'

The Big Number: Millions of flu vaccines will be offered this season

Concerns about fading effectiveness are "definitely something to consider, but it's not something at this point that we really know how to balance out with other issues, " said Dr. Lisa Grohskopf, a medical officer in the CDC's Influenza Division. This is the highest death toll from the flu in the last four decades. In Kansas, influenza was the direct cause of death for almost 200 people last winter, according to health officials. Last month, a Wake County school board member died after being diagnosed with influenza. Still, despite the vaccine's performance, health officials continue to recommend the yearly flu shot as it offers more protection against the flu than skipping the vaccine.

This year, the CDC said the vaccine has updated the flu vaccines to better match circulating viruses.

Past year the Middletown Health Department had to hold an emergency flu clinic after an aggressive season.

In connection with the beginning of flu season in Ukraine, people should think about vaccination, doctors say.

According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks to develop the antibodies that protect you against the flu.

Doctors advise to get vaccinated.

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Your immune system may be strong enough to protect you from experiencing flu symptoms, but what about your grandparents, your baby nephew, or your friend with a weakened immune system? Influenza can potentially be a very serious illness and is highly contagious.

One of the most pervasive myths about the flu shot is that getting it can actually cause you to get the flu. "And people unfortunately attribute that to the flu shot, when in fact they're not related", he said. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics still said it prefers an injectable vaccination for children. Frank Esper of Cleveland Clinic Children's says that improvements have made the nasal vaccine more effective, but the flu shot is still preferred.

A child receives a seasonal flu shot at a health clinic in Elmsdale, N.S. on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2009. For that reason, health care officials are asking everyone to get the vaccination early and help control the severity of the virus.

Ricardo Raggio, 27, film/video major, winces as he gets a free flu shot from student nurse Jennifer Murphy at the Library Lawn on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

That suggests weather does not play as big a role in spreading the virus, as person-to-person contact.

Also, safety measures such as washing your hands frequently and keeping them away from your face and eyes will minimize the likelihood that the virus will be transmitted from your hands to your bloodstream.

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