Doctors: Get Flu Shot Despite Questions of Effectiveness

Doctors Get Flu Shot Despite Questions of Effectiveness

"There should be a flu vaccine out there that is suitable for everybody in that age range". Springfield's Winter Warming Center (1019 E. Madison St.) is also offering flu shots from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.

In fact, two deaths and 105 hospitalizations have been reported, which the state Department of Health says is relatively high for this time of year.




Meanwhile, researchers are working on a universal flu vaccine. A universal flu vaccine would eliminate the need for annual shots, as well as attack both pandemic and seasonal strains of the influenza virus. "It may be a bad flu season, and in particular, in a bad season, you want to get every bit of protection you can". It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Despite the fact that the current flu shot may not be as effective this upcoming flu season, Dr. Fauci urges folks not to skip their yearly vaccinations. When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.

Symptoms of the flu included, fever, chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and extreme fatigue. Officials siad Flu season in Spokane County typically peaks in February. "I really stay away from saying "we should be anxious about this" or 'we should be anxious about that, ' because the flu itself, and seasonal intensity, always has a degree of unpredictability about it", he explains to Bustle. Because flu viruses are always changing-it's important to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible. Even if you got vaccinated you may be at risk. This year, experts are warning that flu season will be particularly nasty-in part, they believe, because of a less effective vaccine. Those hospitalized were people over 50 and children under 5. It can cause serious complications or illness for those with chronic conditions, and healthy individuals are just as likely to catch the flu virus.

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