Flu Activity Is Up Amid Questions About Vaccine Effectiveness

Flu Activity Is Up Amid Questions About Vaccine Effectiveness

Steven O'Marro, an infection preventionist, says despite possibly being less effective, the flu shot still serves a goal. Although it is hard to predict an influenza season, the authors noted that when A (H3N2) viruses was the dominant influenza strain in past seasons, hospitalizations and deaths were more common and the effectiveness of the vaccine was lower.

A huge spike in the number of flu cases could portend a particularly bad year for the flu in Arizona.

"Some protection is better than no protection", Kern County Public Health Services Department spokeswoman Michelle Corson said, stressing the importance of the vaccination.

Thousands of two and three-year-olds in Kent have not been immunised against flu, despite being eligible for a free vaccine.

The flu is a contagious respiratory disease caused by a virus infecting the nose, throat, and lungs and can lead to serious complications such as pneumonia or bronchitis, hospitalization, or even death.

It may not sound like a disaster, since this year's flu shot is only 10 percent effective against the difficult-to-stop H3N2 strain.


'Continued efforts are needed to increase the percentage of the population vaccinated during the next few months in order to reduce the burden of flu, ' the authors of the CDC report said. At this time past year, Memorial Medical Center in Springfield had treated 14 cases of influenza.

And finally, if you can, stay at home if you're sick.

"This is more typical of what we see most years", Shahab said.

"Our flu season started early this year", explained the Pima County Health Department's Deputy Director, Paula Mandel. Vaccines are made each year to protect against the flu viruses that research indicates will be most common.

Recent reports have questioned the effectiveness of this year's vaccine, with some experts warning it could only be 10% effective.

"I highly recommend the vaccine", Shelton said, noting that all the health district offices still have plenty of the vaccine available. When your immune system kicks into gear making antibodies, your body's natural response can involve fatigue, soreness and even mild fever. Rigler said it takes about two weeks for the body to react to the killed virus in the vaccine to build up an immunity. "Most people have no reaction at all, other than mild soreness in the arm where the shot was administered".

Related:

  • QB Savage seen with twitching arms after hit

    QB Savage seen with twitching arms after hit

    Savage was later pulled from the game, although he had to be restrained by personnel on the sideline as he attempted to return. There was a a heated exchange between them before Savage was escorted to the locker room late in the second quarter.
    The price of human rights

    The price of human rights

    It is the responsibility of the state to provide an environment of peace to all by eradicating violence and extremism. Kiribati celebrates the day on December 11.
    Individual of the 12 months: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

    Individual of the 12 months: Time honours abuse 'silence breakers'

    Also nominated were the Dreamers - a group of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who face fears of deportation under President Trump's administration .
  • Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision

    Security guard stabbed in Jerusalem amid global clashes over Trump decision

    Most countries have maintained the position that decisions about Jerusalem's status should be left to future negotiations. He said that many Arab nations were increasingly aligned with Israel to tackle Iran's regional threat.
    MediEvil Remaster Coming to PS4 with 4K Visuals

    MediEvil Remaster Coming to PS4 with 4K Visuals

    The PlayStation VR Gran Turismo Sport Bundle deal is $199.99 and the PlayStation VR Skyrim bundle sells for $349. Some of the new trailer releases include a new trailer for Monster Hunter World .
    Donald Trump Says CNN Slogan Should Be

    Donald Trump Says CNN Slogan Should Be "Least Trusted Name In News"

    Congress is trying to figure out whether there is a link between those communications and the decryption key email. But the network made a serious mistake in the reporting, turning a potential bombshell story into a dud.
  • Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege throughout Southern California

    Bel-Air wildfire joins the siege throughout Southern California

    The fire destroyed at least 150 structures, but incident commander Todd Derum said he suspects hundreds of homes have been lost. Three firefighters suffered what were considered to be minor injuries Tuesday.
    Cleveland Browns Hire John Dorsey as General Manager

    Cleveland Browns Hire John Dorsey as General Manager

    But while he was Kansas City's GM, the club flourished, going 43-21 and advancing to the postseason three times. He also selected All-Pro tight end Travis Kelce, cornerback Marcus Peters and wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
    Months After Nation's Deadliest Mass Shooting, House Passes Bill Loosening Gun Restrictions

    Months After Nation's Deadliest Mass Shooting, House Passes Bill Loosening Gun Restrictions

    All states follow similar standards for issuing driver's licenses, and basic vehicle and traffic laws are largely uniform. A Senate version of concealed-carry reciprocity, which has yet to receive a vote, does not contain that provision.
  • Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points

    Southampton 1-1 Arsenal: 5 Talking Points

    Olivier Giroud was the hero for Arsenal in their 1-1 draw with Southampton thanks to his late equaliser. Olivier Giroud rescued a point for Arsenal with a glancing header two minutes from time at St Mary's.
    Ukrainian Police Recapture Former Georgian Leader Saakashvili

    Ukrainian Police Recapture Former Georgian Leader Saakashvili

    He has staged a series of rallies calling for the president's resignation, but they haven't produced any visible impact. On Tuesday, police detained him at his home, but he escaped with help from crowds who had gathered to protest.
    Shohei Ohtani to sign with the Los Angeles Angels

    Shohei Ohtani to sign with the Los Angeles Angels

    Besides, Ohtani hasn't played the outfield regularly in three years, and pitching and hitting would be a lot to ask of his legs. Ohtani's most immediate impact is likely to be on an Angels rotation that had been ravaged by injuries in recent years.

Comments

Latest news

Marshall Faulk Among 7 NFL Network Employees Accused in Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
Laura Horton, a lawyer for Cantor, said by phone "it's outrageous conduct and I fully intend to hold the NFL Network responsible". In addition, she complained about working conditions as well as a lack of reimbursement for expenses and failure to compensate.

Israeli army destroys incomplete tunnel from Gaza
The terrorists fired one rocket towards the city of Ashkelon, triggering the siren system in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. Local media identified the two people killed as members of the al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Islamic Jihad.

SNL Tackles Naughty List Members-Moore, Lauer, Franken In Cold Open
The barb was a nod to those who have pointed out the seeming inequity of consequences for those accused of sexual misconduct. But " most people in America are good people, and eventually good people will fix our country", McKinnon says.

39-year-old man arrested for molesting actor on aircraft
In the clip, she can be heard saying that what the man did to her is awful and that such a behaviour is not done at all. If it can happen to her, then it can happen to anyone. "There needs to be a comprehensive investigation in this case".

Palestinian protests continue as Abbas pledges to snub U.S. vice president's visit
A possible meeting with Pence has also been turned down by Egypt's Coptic Church, MENA state news agency reported. However, Palestinian protests on Saturday were less intense than on the previous two days.

Another Gaza Tunnel That Crosses Into S
Locating terror tunnels is part of an extensive effort of the IDF since the 2014 Gaza War, to locate underground infrastructure. The Israeli defense forces have demolished two tunnels leading to the country from Gaza Strip within the last 1.5 months.

Who Won Big at the 2017 Game Awards?
Players who want to play " The Champions Ballad " and ride around Hyrule in a Master Cycle Zero need not wait long. The second major expansion to "The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild " surprise-launched overnight.

Paul George, Jerami Grant out vs. Brooklyn Nets in Mexico City
Currently, the G-League has 26 franchises, and all 26 are affiliated with National Basketball Association organizations. Photo Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and some of his Nets teammates greeting fans in Mexico City on Thursday.

Amazon expands Echo and Music Unlimited to 28 new countries
According to an article by Bloomberg , music executives have been disappointed with meager revenue from YouTube Red . These plans will give access to massive library of music to the users as well as curated playlists, and more.

Sensex shot up by 301.09 pts
In India, the overall market breadth was also positive with 1,584 stocks gaining ground on the BSE, as against 1,116 declines. Meanwhile, the Nifty was trading higher by 51.30 points or 0.50% at 10,218.00 with 46 components gaining.

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'
I can think of plenty of times in which I've had a dry throat, but it's never caused me to struggle with the letter "s". Naturally, late night comedy show hosts had a field with Trump's apparent flubbing of several words during the speech.

Cristobal gets OR job
He has helped his teams become bowl-eligible in four of those seasons, including three straight between South Florida and Oregon. He then joined the Alabama staff as the offensive line coach and was recognized as one of the best recruiters in the country.

Apple on the Verge of $400 Million Buyout of Shazam
TechCrunch said the deal, which is likely to be signed this week, could value Shazam at around £300m, citing sources . Its augmented reality brand marketing service lets you discover content based on pictures that you snap with the app.

Aiyar's 'neech' remark, aggressive BJP and Rahul Gandhi's master stroke
Gujarat goes to the polls tomorrow in the first phase. "Congress party respects the post of Prime Minister". Finally, the Congress made a decision to suspend its senior leader from the party's primary membership.

Why LA is Still the Favorite to Trade for Stanton
If they lose out in the Stanton sweepstakes, then Longoria and other pieces could immediately help them. However, the 27-year-old outfielder declined to waive his no trade clause, blocking the trade.

Other news