But healthcare providers say you should still get the flu shot. Also, experts suggest getting the flu shot.
Some people are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, including infants, children, elders and people with certain chronic health issues. Some patients believe they can protect themselves by boosting their immune systems, eating well and making sure they sleep better, she said.
This is National Influenza Vaccination Week (Dec. 3-9), and there is no better time to remind not only older adults, but everyone to get their annual flu vaccine. "And I think you have to speak out, stand your ground and make other nurses feel they can as well".
And doctors will tell you it's never too late to get the flu shot-and they say not to believe the myths.
Flu activity, which has been increasing since the start of November, is now higher than usual for this time of year, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At the end of its flu season in mid-August, Australia had more than 93,000 laboratory-confirmed cases - nearly 2.5 times the number of infections and double the number of hospitalizations and deaths compared to the previous year, the country's disease surveillance system reported.
Most Oklahoma cases involve those age 50 or older or those four and younger.
Other explanations for Penobscot's numbers include the possibility that there are actually more flu cases in the community or that designated health care providers are being especially avid in reporting their cases.
"We have probably given an excessive 300 flu shots so far and we still have flu shots", Sheila Hubenka, a TB charge nurse with the health district said.
The CDC says that hospitalizations and outpatient visits because of the flu cost people more than $10 billion a year. "Many are hospitalized and some die". Qualifying children and adolescents can receive flu vaccine provided by the Texas Vaccines for Children program.
"We do see a predominance of the H3N2 virus that was common last season", Flannery said. The nasal spray vaccine that has been available in recent years is no longer considered effective and is not available.
Severe gales and snow showers have caused travel disruption, school closures and power cuts as Storm Caroline sweeps in to the UK. Forecasters are expecting the storm - the third named storm of the year - to bring gusts of up to 80mph in northern Scotland.
It couldn't maintain orientation as well as before, but it's "K2" phase still allowed it to spot many exoplanets like K2-18b. Researchers at the Centre for Planetary Sciences have found that K2-18b could very well be a scaled-up version of Earth.
Trump is expected to formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and begin preparations to move the U.S. The Vatican and the Palestinians plan to create a permanent working group on interfaith issues.
John Mayer underwent an emergency appendectomy Tuesday morning, forcing the rocker to postpone a New Orleans Dead & Company show. It's unclear when he'll be healthy enough to get back on the road to continue.
Smith-Schuster apologized for the hit during post-game interviews as well as on Twitter . "Me just playing ball, I hit him". You got to acknowledge it and he's got to work hard so that people understand who he is from a sportsmanship standpoint.
But Amazon says that the company is being spiteful and was limiting what products were able to connect to Google's video service. Videos were displayed on its touchscreen without channel subscriptions, further video recommendations, and other features.
Once those shelters reached capacity, pet owners were directed to take their large animals to the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. Fixed-wing aircraft are unable to fly and gusts of up to 45 miles per hour are being felt, LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said .
There Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (2.5/5G Wi-Fi), GPS/AGPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi Direct, microUSB v2.0, dual SIM slots and USB OTG support. One nice touch is the arrival of "Supercharge", which will charge the battery to 50 per cent in 30 minutes.
Unscheduled landing for Air NZ flight
The engine issues both happened on Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes flying out of Auckland bound for worldwide destinations. The Air New Zealand incidents have been reported worldwide, including on the BBC and by global agency Reuters.
Max Hospital baby blunder: Four medical staff questioned
But an hour later the baby's grandfather Praveen Mallik discovered that the body bag the child had been placed in was moving. State Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted last week that he has ordered an inquiry "into this unacceptable act".
Disney Wants to Buy Fox's Regional Sports Networks
They also own the publishing giant News Corporation, parent of The Times, the Sun, The Wall Street Journal and HarperCollins. Fox's regional sports networks are valued at $22.4 billion, according to an analysis Wednesday by Guggenheim Securities.
Fire burning in Sepulveda Pass
Los Angeles Fire Dispatcher Margaret Stewart said the fire could grow with winds blowing at over 25 miles per hour . Forecasters are calling for another afternoon of gusty winds, which will help fuel the fires on Wednesday.
Former Clemson DC Morris Gets Arkansas Job
Following the 2010 season he headed to Clemson as Dabo Swinney's offensive coordinator from 2011-14. Morris went on to get his first head coaching job at SMU, where he spent the last three seasons.
Mideast carriers to pilot aviation growth in 2018
Strong performance of the passenger business is supported by expected robust GDP growth of 3.1 per cent, the strongest since 2010. A rise in cargo carried to 62.5 million tonnes (up 4.5 per cent on the 59.9 million tonnes in 2017).