Is flu shot only 10 percent effective?

Is flu shot only 10 percent effective?

The regional classification is one step down from "widespread", which represents the highest level of flu activity.

While more data later in the season will be needed to confirm this, the report says the majority of influenza viruses suggest similarity "to the cell-grown reference viruses representing the 2017-18 Northern Hemisphere influenza vaccine viruses".

After a slow start in October, flu season in the United States is gaining speed, particularly in the South. The agency estimates that anywhere from 291,000 and 646,000 people worldwide die from seasonal influenza-related respiratory illnesses each year.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that flu results in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations, and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Seven children have died, and an additional 856 flu-related hospitalizations have occurred as of December 2, according to the CDC's weekly surveillance report.

"This work adds to a growing global understanding of the burden of influenza and populations at highest risk", said Danielle Iuliano, a CDC researcher and the study's lead author. Massachusetts, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Virginia, according to the CDC's interactive flu surveillance map. The other two states seeing high influenza volumes are MS and Louisiana.

Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them.

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Despite this guidance, fewer than half of Americans have received a jab this season.

Symptoms of flu can include headache, chills and cough, followed rapidly by fever, loss of appetite, muscle aches, fatigue, runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes and throat irritation. Most people recover in less than two weeks. Doctors explain that the young and the old are especially at risk for serious complications from the flu. In the event you get vaccinated and still get the flu, which is admittedly possible, the flu shot may make your illness milder, which would be greatly appreciated by anyone who has experienced influenza. "Flu typically goes through March, so at any time if you want to come in and get a flu shot, you can get a flu shot", said Carroll. "(Centers for Disease Control), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwifes and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend flu shots for all women who are or expect to be pregnant during the flu season".

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