Health Officials Stress Importance Of Flu Shots

Australia's worst flu season on record has been blamed by doctors on a cheap vaccine

Australia's worst flu season on record has been blamed by doctors on a cheap vaccine

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Dubois County Health Department recommend getting a flu vaccine annually.

Traditional flu vaccines protect against three different strains of the flu: two influenza A viruses (an H1N1 and an H3N2) and an influenza B virus.

In addition, Melnick said, it can take up to two weeks for immunization protection to kick in.

Department medical director Patricia Quinlisk says the man's death "is an unfortunate reminder the flu virus does have the potential to cause severe illness and death, especially in the very young, very old or those who have underlying health conditions".

So far, more than 120 million vaccines have been administered nationwide, according to the CDC.

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Washington had 278 confirmed flu deaths in the past year, and Throne says 6 of those were children. That number does not include vaccines given at area pharmacies or doctors offices, so the total number of vaccinated people is higher.

The CDC recommends that people who are at high risk for serious flu complications who get flu symptoms during flu season be treated with influenza antiviral drugs as quickly as possible.

Thirty-one people have been hospitalized in our state since flu season started at the beginning of the month. Treatment generally consists of antiviral medication.

Maryland is preparing for a busy flu season, including Harford County, the department noted in a news release.

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