The CDC says Louisiana is among the states with the highest levels of flu activity so far this season.
The flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices, some pharmacies and Park County Public Health.
The Mississippi State Department of Health Wednesday reported the first confirmed pediatric influenza death in Mississippi for the 2018-2019 flu season. This includes babies and young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions and people 65 years and older.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has established the week of December 2-8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to highlight the importance of continuing flu vaccination throughout the holiday season and beyond.
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In other words, you have every reason to get the flu vaccine for you and your loved ones. Yet even though flu shots are readily available and cheap, many don't get one.
UCHealth experts caution Coloradoans not to be fooled by the slow start to this flu season and encourage people to protect themselves.
That is because today's flu shots do not contain a live virus, which means, the vaccine itself simply can not get you sick. The decrease in the number of people getting an annual flu shot may be contributing to more people getting the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine. "When we all take this one simple step, we do more than just protect ourselves - we help keep the people around us healthy and safe from potentially deadly flu complications". We can join together to fight flu and drastically reduce the toll of illness, hospitalization and death. While vaccinations like the measles, mumps, rubella, and several others are already required, there are many optional yet highly recommended vaccines that many parents feel are unnecessary.
Most US adults have not gotten a flu shot this season, according to a new survey from NORC, a research organization at the University of Chicago. Furthermore, the vaccine's side effects are minor, and it does not cause the flu, as is believed by 31 percent of those who are not planning to get the flu vaccine. That's why it's also important to practice common-sense measures to slow the spread of the flu and other illnesses, such as covering your mouth/nose when you cough or sneeze, and washing your hands frequently.