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Gustavo Carr | 10 November, 2018, 02:05

However, my favorite excuse for not getting the flu vaccine is that you don't want some chemical substance being injected into your body, yet you consume on a regular basis a product you purchased from the internet because it claimed to help you lose weight. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, called last year's influenza outbreak "a high severity season" across all age groups.

The agency lists the types of flu vaccine available and highlights details about their benefits for specific patient populations. They collect data in regards to the surveillance of the viruses, laboratory and clinicals studies and their availability of vaccine viruses.

Oxford NHS worker Emma McEwan who is seven months pregnant, recently had the flu jab at her GP practice and is encouraging other pregnant women to get vaccinated. Keep in mind that when the flu season rolls around, that does not mean all the other illnesses take a vacation.

Every year, a vaccine offers protection, but fewer than half of all adults get one.

Smith, who also noticed last year's flu season was more severe, wanted to stress some of the myths that surround the vaccine as well.

The flu virus spreads quickly. As such, scientists who create flu vaccines must attempt to predict which strains will be most prevalent, selecting the top three to four. For most healthy people, flu symptoms can make you feel exhausted and unwell so that you have to stay in bed and rest until you get better.

In summary, my unsolicited advice is that you should go get your influenza vaccine and to also immunize your kids.

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Aoki is in favour of people with both strong and poor immune systems in taking the vaccine, and says it's "the best tool we have".

Becoming ill with a serious infection such as flu causes blood sugar levels to rise so high that they become risky, which is why people with diabetes, in particular, are at serious risk.

Goodhue County Health and Human Services and Pine Island School District are lowering that number by organizing a Flu Vaccination clinic for anyone 6 months or older.

Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member for independence and wellbeing, said: "Flu on top of existing health conditions increases the chance of serious health complications".

During the 2017-2018 season, 147,901 influenza vaccines were distributed.

"We are expecting influenza to pick up in November", Bolden said in the release, "and the peak is expected to last through February".