Door County officials hope for calmer flu season with vaccine clinics

Henrietta Strickland
October 7, 2018

The dominant viral strain, H3N2, was a particularly severe form of influenza, leading to widespread and serious illness across the country.

After a 2017-18 flu season that many considered the worst in 40 years, Tampa Bay area health officials are warning residents to get vaccinated early. When a flu virus develops into pneumonia, it can result in a child being admitted into the hospital.

Experts say early indications suggest that this year's flu season will be milder, but the memory of last winter should still serve as motivation to get the flu shot this fall.

"The flu shot can lead to some soreness where you have the injection. The flu vaccines used in the national programme also have a good safety record".

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"The increase in uptake in healthcare workers is very welcome, but we need to make sure that this positive development continues and that every healthcare worker considers getting vaccinated this year".

People were equally confused about what to do if they caught flu.

So people shouldnt wait, doctors say. "Maybe you're not in bed for a week", she says.

"Flu viruses are constantly changing, so people need to be vaccinated every year to protect themselves, their families and the wider community".

Some services the Health and Wellness Center provides to subside the flu are doctor check-ups, dietitian services and massage therapy.

You may, however, have an extra choice this flu season.

Jennifer Layden, the department's chief medical officer, said the nasal spray will be available again this year despite its effectiveness being questioned in the past.

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Dr. Esper said the key to maximizing protection against the flu is to get the shot as soon as it's available.

UNT ordered more vaccinations hoping to get as many students as possible prepared for the upcoming season. "If you're sick, don't go to class". It may briefly cause flu-like symptoms while you build up an immunity, but the only way you can contract the flu after receiving the vaccine is if you were exposed before the end of the two-week incubation period.

For a limited time, Publix is offering $10 grocery gift cards to people who get their shot in a store pharmacy.

Liquid vaccine flows from a flu shot. "They've modified the vaccine for that strain and believe it's going to be just as effective". "So it's not necessarily a bad thing that you might feel that way".

"Thats why people should get the shot", he said.

If you've previously caught the flu after having the jab, chances are you had already caught it at the time of having the vaccine or in the following weeks after having it (as its protective effects don't kick in properly until two weeks later).

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