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CDC says to get flu shot before end of October

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Flu vaccination on the way

EOHW offers shots until the end of flu season, usually early April, but the compliance deadline for health systems employees to get their shot is 12:01 a.m. November 1.

The influenza virus has yet to hit the Northern Hemisphere, but flu vaccine season is already in full swing, with banners outside pharmacies urging: "Get Your Flu Shot Now".

When she began to feel unwell, she initially went to her local doctor but her family said she was sent home several times.

This year's vaccine is quadrivalent, meaning the shot will protect against four strains of the flu.

One misconception is that people get sick because of the flu shot.

On 1 August, the New South Wales health department released data which indicated a particularly bad flu year.

According to the CDC, fears that the vaccine could actually cause the flu are unfounded. Nonetheless, this is only if they had received the same vaccination the year before.

The best way to prevent getting the flu and keep everyone around you healthy is to make sure and get the flu shot.

People who have symptoms other than hives after exposure to eggs, such as respiratory distress, or who have required epinephrine due to an allergic reaction, can also can get any licensed flu vaccine that is otherwise appropriate for their age and health, but the vaccine should be given in a supervised medical setting.

The clinic is open to the public for anyone 4 years old and older for the standard flu dose only. If someone does get the flu after getting vaccinated, it is more likely to be a milder case. Pneumococcal pneumonia is a common and potentially serious complication of the flu.

Vaccine experts think the results may reflect the older age and other miscarriage risks for the women, and not the flu shots. The study did not estimate risk of miscarriage after flu vaccination, and therefore, the findings can not be used to estimate the probability of miscarriage for pregnant women who received a pH1N1-containing flu vaccination in two consecutive years. They cost $11, but are free to people aged 65 or more, most Indigenous people, pregnant women and the chronically ill. "It's kind of early, but with rapid tests to detect flu, we probably diagnose it a little earlier than we used to", Schell said.

So far in 2017, more than 166,000 cases of influenza have been recorded in Australia, a massive jump from the 91,000 recorded in 2016, while at least 97 people have died so far from this year's strain. "If people in these categories get vaccinated, there is a 50% - 70% chance of risk reduction".

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