Public Health urges residents to get flu shot

Child in south Mississippi dies from flu

Public health officials and the general public can also benefit from monitoring possible flu outbreaks as well as have more awareness of flu activity in the area.

Don't be fooled by the slow start to this year's flu season, UCHealth experts say. Influenza B strain viruses, which have the same symptoms as A-strain viruses, are also circulating this season as usual, the CDC said. "It is extremely important for people to get vaccinated".

When people experience cold and flu symptoms, Kaweah Delta is urging the public to seek care from their personal physicians for conditions that are not life-threatening or will not require hospitalization.

To avoid getting sick, the department suggested, get a flu vaccine, wash hands often, cough or sneeze into tissues, clean shared surfaces, and avoid people who are sick with the flu.

The CDC typically recommends getting your shot before the end of October, but medical professionals say it's not too late.

Of course, the flu shot isn't ideal - the CDC says its effectiveness varies, generally reducing your risk by 40 to 60 percent.

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"We're struggling a little bit by the perception that flu is not really a deadly disease, which of course we know it is", he said. In Vermont, almost 40 deaths had flu as an underlying cause.

The most vulnerable, in a normal flu season, are the very young and the very old. "The absolute best way to protect yourself and others from the flu is to get vaccinated".

The flu vaccine is available from health-care providers, walk-in clinics, and participating pharmacies. The outbreak reached Wyoming, and one of the notable locals to die in the pandemic was Irma Garlow, the 34-year-old daughter of Buffalo Bill Cody.

Following that group, the vaccine should be prioritized for otherwise healthy people over the age of 65 and then healthcare personnel and others who come in contact with people with severe immune deficiencies. While vaccinations like the measles, mumps, rubella, and several others are already required, there are many optional yet highly recommended vaccines that many parents feel are unnecessary.

Also in an effort to keep patients safe, Kaweah Delta has a year-round visitor policy in place, which helps facilitate a quiet, healing environment for patients, said Kathy Wittman, Kaweah Delta's Infection Prevention Data Coordinator.

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