Medical experts: Flu season may be a bad one

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It generally takes about two weeks after the vaccine to build up immunity to the flu virus, so Health Department urges the public to get the shot soon, particularly if they will be seeing babies too young to receive the vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says both Oklahoma and Louisiana are seeing widespread influenza activity. "Recently published research suggests that mutations occurring in egg-prepared vaccines may have contributed to decreased vaccine effectiveness during the 2016-2017 influenza season in the United States and the 2017 flu season in Australia".

Health officials said this is Eastern Washington's first flu-related death season. This approach usually provides effective coverage from the flu for most vaccine recipients-well, 40 to 60% of the time, which is pretty good in terms as far as vaccine coverage goes.

"The earlier you get your flu shot, the better you're going to be protected against the flu".

So, the warning that was just put out that this year's vaccine may not be that effective didn't phase her. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.

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If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever.

The researchers proposed that substantially discordant flu season that the Southern Hemisphere encouraged during its winter months this year may be the manifestation of what's to expect as the flu season progresses in the Northern Hemisphere. The vaccine greatly reduces the chances of contracting the virus and, if contracted, may make the symptoms milder. Even if you got vaccinated you may be at risk. Last season, the SCDHEC saw peaks of the flu in late February and March.

"Getting the flu is an very bad experience".

New reports show that this year's flu vaccine is only about 10 percent effective, but doctors are still urging everyone to get it. Those hospitalized were people over 50 and children under 5.