East Texas health officials say get your flu shot

Flu season on the horizon

It is the best possible protection against the flu virus during the autumn and winter months when you're more likely to suffer complications if you contract flu. What's more, CNN reported a study published last December determine the flu shot is safe for people egg allergies. "It is important to be prepared during this flu season, and we are dedicated to supporting our community by providing patients with these essential vaccinations and educating them on additional measures they can take to help reduce their risk of getting the flu". But health officials at the briefing said it was too early to make a prediction.

While the flu season doesn't typically peak until January, individual cases began surfacing last month.

Dr. Rehm said this year's flu vaccine has four components.

While everyone should get a flu vaccine each flu season, it's especially important that certain people, especially older individuals, get vaccinated either because they are at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with, or care for, people at high risk for developing flu-related complications. The Healthy People 2020 goals include a target of 90% annual flu vaccine coverage for health care personnel.

"Some vulnerable people may not receive flu vaccination, but if the people around them are vaccinated, we collectively develop herd immunity that protects them", says Webster. Flu viruses in the vaccine are dead and a dead virus cannot infect you - it just can't. "Maybe (one year) it was a good year for the recombinant vaccine, but maybe the next year it's no better than the regular". Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proclaimed that they are ready for the new season of flu, which according to specialists may be as severe as it was the previous year.

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The 2017-18 influenza season was a particularly risky flu season.

Local pharmacies and physician offices are offering the flu vaccination daily. So many people caught the flu that some hospitals and pharmacies across the US ran out of antiviral drugs, Alabama declared a state of emergency and a school district in Arkansas closed all 10 of its schools.

He said the manufacturers of the flu shot use a process to weaken or kill the flu virus but preserve portions of it beforehand.

Still, even a disappointing vaccine lessens the severity of illness and saves many lives, officials say. Mostly commonly recommended is covering the mouth when sneezing and frequently washing the hands.

Konopacka said the vaccine takes a couple of weeks to build up resistance in your body, so they recommend adults get it before November and the holiday season.

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