Influenza (also known as the flu) is the smartest virus on the planet. About one in five people who didn't get the vaccine last season reported they're more likely to get the flu vaccine this time around because the last flu season was so severe, according to a new online survey by CVS Pharmacy that was conducted by Harris Poll in July.
Adults with chronic conditions need the flu vaccine because people with respiratory diseases like COPD, emphysema or asthma are seven times more likely to die if they catch flu, and people with cardiovascular problems like chronic heart disease or angina, or have had a stroke, are 11 times more likely to die.
However, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advise all children between six months and eight years old to get the vaccine as soon as possible because they require two doses of the vaccine, to be administered 28 days apart.
The flu vaccine will be available from early October. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu.
The adjuvanted aTIV vaccine which PHE and the NHS are recommending this year for people aged 65 and over was licenced for use in this age group in September 2017.More news: Tennis Umpires Considering Boycott of Serena Williams' Matches After US Open Meltdown
It has always been known that gender can correlate with health with influenza. Most insurance plans, however, cover flu shots. Nevertheless, men, although exposed less to the flu, tend to have higher rates of mortality and morbidity from the flu.
Even though 90 to 95 per cent of seniors living in long-term care and 65.5 per cent of people over 65 living in the community were immunized, all 63 people who died were over the age of 65.
Who should get the flu shot for 2018-2019?Surface proteins on the virus particles are shown in black.
Investigators in this study wanted to ascertain the extent to which gender itself-not just cultural and behavioral norms around gender- could affect the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.
Here are 10 facts and myths about the flu so that you can be fully prepared to combat it this fall. Once you get the flu vaccine, it can take two weeks for the antibodies to develop in your body. The overall vaccine effectiveness for women was considerably higher (49% versus only 38% for men).More news: Second patient diagnosed with monkeypox in England
While the flu vaccine is not a ideal defense against the flu, it is still the best way to get protected against flu infection.
Credit: Air Force District of Washington. As such, children, adults, and older adults are recommended to get the flu vaccine.
This comes after the publication by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the journal Biology of Sex Differences showing that a protein called amphiregulin (AREG) could be the reason why men recover from influenza more quickly than women. AREG is an Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)-like molecule that plays a critical role in wound and tissue healing following infection or injury.
The Ottawa County Department of Public Health tells 13 ON YOUR SIDE FluMist is another option but they say it will likely come later and have a limited supply available.More news: Despite Trump tweet, Ford says it won't make hatchback in US
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