NC reports first 2 flu deaths of the season

Flu Vaccination and WIC Walk-Ins

That is because the Caswell Health Department is having their first ever Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic.

Eva Jimenez was sick for six months. Influenza vaccine formulation for this year includes two strains different from last year's flue vaccine, as well as the 2009 H1N1 pandemic strain.

There is a common myth from some people that they may get the flu after being vaccinated, but Teasdale said that's all it is, a myth.

Every year, the flu is estimated to cause millions of illnesses, said California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials.

Influenza can have serious health effects, Facteau noted.

"Flu can be a risky disease for people of all ages, even healthy children and adults", said Annette O'Connor, administrative director for the Pawnee County Health Department.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials told the Associated Press there's a chance the U.S. could have a similar season to Australia.

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The Hawaii State Department of Health's annual Stop Flu at School program started Wednesday and will continue in more than 167 public schools statewide through December 21. "At least one earlier study has shown that patients who are exposed to a healthcare worker who is sick are five times more likely to get a healthcare-associated infection", said lead researcher Sophia Chiu, MD, of the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

"There is still a possibility that people will get the shot and will still come down with the flu, but those cases are much more mild".

Last year's flu vaccine was 34 percent effective against influenza A and 56 percent effective against influenza B, according to the DOH. So, this could include young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic medical conditions.

Jimenez went to the Clinton County Health Department in Plattsburgh to get a flu shot. After that experience, she said she gladly gets vaccinated.

"As someone gets older their immune system changes", she says. She is a registered nurse and gives shots as well. However, she says those with egg allergies need not be concerned.

The CDPH's influenza web page offers more information about the flu.

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