There is also a new antiviral on the market called baloxavir, which you only have to take once.
Various global stakeholders have indicated the benefits of vaccines that induce broad immunity so as to prime the population against newly emerging influenza viruses or other respiratory viruses of pandemic potential.
"For those of us who are not infected yet and haven't gotten the shot, you should get the flu shot now", Melnick said.
There have been 6 deaths this season likely directly linked to flu. "There's plenty of vaccines out there, most doctor's offices have some and if not you can go to any pharmacy to receive one". There are two different types of influenza that circulate-type A and type B-and within each type there are a couple different variants. The vaccine takes one to two weeks to start working.
The symptoms are similar to seasonal flu symptoms. Unfortunately, the vaccine is least effective in preventing this strain.
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"This season seems to be more burdensome, more severe, affecting more people and causing more hospitalizations than the last H1N1 season", Mema said.
If fact, with flu still reported as "minimal" in Florida, it's still a good time to protect yourself and your family ahead of what may be yet to come in February, the worse month for the airborne and contact illness. For instance, in 2016-17, there were only 128 cases through the same time period and 41 in 2015-16. People at high risk of flu complications include pregnant women, older adults, young children and people with chronic medical conditions like asthma, cerebral palsy, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, HIV/AIDS, kidney or liver disease, muscular dystrophy, obesity or sickle cell disease. "This is one of the reasons it is so important to get vaccinated". Other diseases like the common cold produce flu-like symptoms.
Flu cases last week fell to 257 from 369 the previous week. For more information on how you can get the flu vaccine at no cost, visit Flu Vaccine on the TRICARE website.
Thomas shared the flu shot is comprised of what flu strands were circulating the year prior.
Providence officials say last week more than 10 percent of people coming into the emergency room at Providence St. Peter in Olympia had flu-like symptoms and almost 20 percent of flu tests came back positive.
"Before the Christmas break, we had only minimal cases". We stay in touch with people in these households all year long.