Early flu season could leave more North Dakotans sick

Expect a Bad Flu Season

The flu is being seen throughout the country and is very active in the South and New England, but it's not too late to get vaccinated, she said.

Tonda Francis, vice president of Regional Coordination and Clinical Initiatives at the Health Collaborative, said the rate of employees who are terminated for refusing flu shots is low. "We want to help educate grandparents to understand the seriousness of the flu and their higher risk of developing complications from this risky and potentially deadly disease".

'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.

There's bad news about this year's flu vaccine. "That the flu could become something that was so devastating to this family..."

Flu season is underway, and health officials say there are signs the vaccination may only be 10 percent effective against the main strain.

The bond between grandparent and grandchild is one rooted in fun, love and pure joy.

This season, the CDC advises that only injectable flu vaccines (flu shots) are recommended.

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Some people may even experience vomiting and diarrhea.

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In 2014, 147 children died of flu - majority from a particular strain, H3N2.

"The influenza vaccine still provides some level of protection".

The flu vaccine is recommended for just about everyone 6 months of age and older, but pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic illness are especially vulnerable to the illness.

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Three people in Arkansas have died due to flu complications this year.

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Last year's vaccine was 42 percent effective, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but that number has been significantly lower in other years.

"We watch what happens in the Southern Hemisphere, which is during our summer, to get an idea what may be occurring in the Northern Hemisphere; in the USA during our winter", said Jennifer Dillaha, the Medical Director for Immunizations at the ADH.

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