The Coconino County Public Health Services District (health department) reports that children newborn to four years old and those ages 65 years old and older had the highest incidence of flu - about 18 percent each group of the total reported cases.
Maybe you're ready to take your chances with your own health, but consider that a bout of flu means you risk infecting patients or going out of commission and not being able to care for patients at all. When flu vaccine is in stock, adults with Medi-Cal can also get immunized at the pharmacy where they generally pick up their prescriptions.
They are trying to fend off the watery eyes, sore throats, aching body, fevers and chills all associated with the dreaded flu, by getting the flu vaccine that should hold them through to the next year.
Talk to your healthcare professional if you have questions about vaccines and what flu vaccine is right for you, Hogan said.
In Whatcom County, seven people died from influenza-related conditions last flu season.
"You can be healthy, and you may not get that sick", Gupta said. Additional information, including the child's age, was withheld to protect the family's privacy.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of flu and prevent deaths.
"This is concerning, because it is an increase from previous year, but it is only the first week of recording", said Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Because the flu shot contains inactivated viruses-or only uses a single gene from a flu virus- it's not possible to get the flu from the shot, according to the agency. "However, it's still important to get the flu vaccine now to build immunity in time for the moment flu viruses start to circulate".
"A successful flu vaccination campaign helps control the levels of illness at already busy times". In addition, many clinics and pharmacies offer no-cost or low-priced flu shots throughout Orange County.
Most of us get our flu shots in the fall, noted Dr. Michael Ison, a professor in the division of infectious diseases at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Of those more than 180 were children - making it one of the most severe flu seasons on record. Any Saskatchewan resident over six months old is eligible. Do you care for an elderly relative or a chronically sick friend? Through his efforts, the medical university implemented a policy in 2017 requiring students to get the flu vaccine.
Myth: I got vaccinated last year, so I should be good for this year, too. With this campaign, however, he said now there are countless places to get a flu shot which are not limited to the health department.
Health care officials say it takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to offer optimum protection.