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Over 65s may have to wait for flu vaccine

Over 65s may have to wait for flu vaccine

"There are a lot of myths connected with (flu shots)", Chandler said, "one of the myths is that the flu shot can give you the flu; well that's not true, that'a a myth". Even though influenza is often thought of as a winter illness, it doesn't always occur just in that season.

In this week's edition of You Children's Health, the focus is the flu.

"Last year Kentucky was one the hardest hit with flu, and so the three organizations for health are partnering together to encourage higher flu vaccination rates across the state of Kentucky", Adams said. We need you to get your flu vaccine so that fewer people fall victim to the flu virus, fewer people become severely ill and fewer people die.

Flu season is upon us and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that everyone get a flu shot this year, from ages six months old and up.

According to Australia's Department of Health, flu activity - measured by the proportion of patients admitted directly to hospital intensive care units and deaths attributed to influenza - has been low to moderate.

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That's a myth: The flu shot has no live viruses, so it can't make you sick.

Pneumonia vaccine will not be available at clinics this year. It also was unusually intense, with high levels of illness reported in almost every state for weeks on end.

According to the Orlando Sentinel, more than two-thirds of the 183 American children who died from the flu past year were also unvaccinated.

So, now is a good time to get a flu shot.

"It's important to get the flu shot because those with health issues like cancer or hepatitis are really at risk", Iles said.

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Only about one in three upstate NY adults get their flu shot according to BlueCross BlueShield. "The flu shot does not cause autism or any other diseases or illnesses".

Where can you get the flu vaccine?

Flu season has already begun, with one pediatric and two adult deaths reported in the U.S. The intensity of the illness made last year's flu season the worst since the swine flu pandemic of 2009-2010, with thousands of cases across Cook County including almost 1,000 intensive care hospitalizations.

Figures on how many people have attended Global Positioning System and health centres to avail of this year's vaccination programme so far are now not available, explained the Public Health Agency (PHA). "We will have complete supplies by the end of November and the main epidemic of flu every year tends to come after this".

The Putnam County Department of Health will be offering High Dose Flu Vaccine for seniors age 65 and older. Last year, 26 per cent of the total population went for the flu vaccine, which is approximately 360,000 people.

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For the most part, people are mistakenly assuming that symptoms which coincidentally developed around the time they got the shot were caused by the vaccine.


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