In Montana, the flu season usually peaks in February and lasts through May; however, influenza outbreaks can be unpredictable. This includes young children, pregnant women, people 65 and older and people with certain medical conditions, like asthma, diabetes or heart disease.
The health department will give out flu vaccines every Thursday from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m through December.
Dr. Alan Taege, an infectious disease specialist at Cleveland Clinic, told Healthline that children who are 6 months through 8 years old might need two doses of flu vaccine each season. The flu virus primarily attacks the respiratory system - the nose, throat and lungs - causing mild to severe illness and can lead to death in the most severe cases.
If your child can not have a vaccine, the flu mist is back this year.
The Director of Employee and Student Health SUNY Upstate Medical University wants Central New Yorker's to stay ahead of the flu season by getting their shots early.
Elderly people in care homes and hospitals are at a greater risk of catching flu because of an "outrageous and shocking" failure of staff to get vaccinated, MPs warned yesterday. "Today, there are several vaccines that don't contain egg protein so a person with the allergy should request one of those versions".
"No, flu vaccines can not cause flu illness", the CDC states.
The good news, at the moment, is that flu activity remains low throughout the country-with local activity reported in North Dakota and MA, and only sporadic activity elsewhere.
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If you're not sure what is a flu myth, we've rounded up the important facts below. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect against flu to develop in the body. The body produces the specific antibodies needed to fight off the specific viruses that are in the vaccine - making the immune defense stronger. Even people with egg allergiesare now cleared to get it.
Luckily for Temple Owls, the University is offering a free flu shot clinic this month in the Student Center Underground.
Last year, the vaccine was indeed a bit of a disappointment.
It's time to get a flu shot.
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Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of flu and prevent deaths.
The classic advice of hand-washing can also help reduce transmission by direct and indirect contact.