Child's death first of the flu season

Child's death first of the flu season

'This is the season of respiratory viruses [so] people tend to catch other viruses at the same time [they] get the flu shot, and attribute it to the flu shot'.

Last year the flu had one of its deadliest years in recent decades, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting more than 80,000 fatalities in the 2018-18 flu season.

The state's flu reporting season runs from September 1 to May 31.

The Maryland Department of Health announced the first confirmed cases of the flu Tuesday, an adult and child in Central Maryland and the Eastern Shore.

Health officials say Kansas has recorded its first flu deaths of the season.

"Basically, everybody 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated", said Brammer.

She said it takes two weeks for the vaccine to become effective.

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People getting shots should bring along their MCP cards and wear short-sleeved shirts.

As we head into the heart of flu season, Dr. Mallika Marshall provides the facts you need to know to keep you and your family safe.

How bad the flu season is hard to predict. "This includes the elderly, young children, pregnant women and people with chronic medical conditions", explained Dr al-Khal. The report did not say where the child died but did say the child was otherwise healthy before getting the flu. The CDC has also approved the use of nasal spray vaccines this year.

Masood said he's already set up clinics with four to five different groups and the number is expected to increase.

You can find out more about how to protect yourself from the flu and where to get the shot in Muskoka here.

'Vaccines are tested in tens of thousands of people, compared to, say antibiotics to prevent infection from a tattoo, which are tested in hundreds'.

Other times, the vaccine might not seem to work because you were exposed to the virus in the brief two-week window before the vaccine kicks in ("It's why I tell my patients to get the shot before Halloween", Moorjani noted.).

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