Last year's flu season was a "" across all age groups, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported, with high levels of visits to outpatient clinics and emergency departments for flu-related symptoms. This activity began to increase last November.
Flu season is looming, and an . This is the first reported pediatric death of this flu season, according to the Florida Department of Health.
It’s biologically impossible for you to catch the flu from being vaccinated, said Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist and a professor of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University in Nashville.
That’s because the vaccine is constructed from a killed virus. Not only that, but also there are only a couple of proteins from that dead virus in the vaccine. So, nobody’s getting injected with a complete virus.
Please talk with your general practitioner/pulmonologist about getting your flu shot. People with asthma should not get the flu mist.
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Have you been vaccinated against the flu this year? Has anyone in your family been diagnosed with the flu this season?