Flu Bug Widespread Early in Arizona

28 December, 2017, 01:16 | Author: Tina Rodriquez
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To locate a flu shot clinic near you, visit 2-1-1 Arizona or call 211 within Arizona or toll free 1-877-211-8661 from anywhere.

The CDC's flu forecasters say there's a 30 percent chance the season will peak around the end of December, after the holidays. When someone gets sick, they mistakenly believe the vaccine was the cause.

The CDC says that this year's flu strains are expected to be mostly similar to last year's, when the vaccine was 39% effective (a tad behind recent historical norms). In most places, the shot should be available until January or February as the flu season can last months, sometimes even until May.

The government is to provide hepatitis A vaccines to infants starting next year, with about 200,000 children to benefit each year, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday. For more information on influenza: here. The most common strand in IN and nationally has been the H3N2 strand.

- stay home while sick until their fever has been gone for at least 24 hours.

The flu doesn't discriminate as to who it will infect, which is why it's important to make sure your workforce is prepared for flu season - which is now in full force.




The cost of the vaccine is $10 for adults and children. Wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes kills many different viruses, including the flu.

A flu shot is your best defense.

"The manufacturer has provided Trivalent influenza vaccine for infants 6 months - 35 months to cover the gap not met by the current stock of Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine approved for persons 3 years of age and older". These include aches, low-grade fever, and soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site.

In rare cases, serious allergic reactions may occur.

Getting the flu is clearly more than an inconvenience. The shot also does not boost your immune system; if your immune system was already weakened before you were administered the shot, you may still be infected by the virus. However, those in high-risk groups like the elderly or the very very young might need to see the doctor and a prescription.

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