Health officials suggest people should start thinking about getting their flu shots

Flu rates have been 'unseasonably low' in New Zealand this year but experts are warning that Kiwis aren't out of the woods just yet

123RFFlu rates have been 'unseasonably low' in New Zealand this year but experts are warning that Kiwis aren't out of the woods just yet

"We try to get as [many] vaccines out there as quickly as possible ahead of flu season", said Dave Golden, the director of public health and communications at Boynton.

Regardless, Parker recommends that everyone visit the health unit at any time during the flu season to get their flu vaccine amid some warnings that the flu virus is expected to be worse this year than in previous ones.

Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. The flu jab is the safest way to help protect you and your baby against flu, no matter how many months pregnant you are or however fit and healthy you may feel. "Still, I would say flu mist vaccine for somebody that would not receive any vaccine (otherwise) would be a great idea". Also, the cost can rise to $70 or more if you get the higher-dose version of vaccine offered to seniors.

In North Carolina the flu season begins October 1 and runs through May.

It is a good idea to get a flu vaccine because it "prevent (s) you from getting the flu during the flu season", Burgos added. They're recommended by everyone from 6 months old and up.

This year experts came back to consideration of nasal spray vaccine, which they declined during two last years.

Doctors and nurses are asking people to get the vaccine soon, to ensure that the body builds up defenses to fight the virus.

"Last year we had record numbers of staff protected and again this year we are encouraging all of our staff to have their flu vaccination to offer as much protection as possible to our patients as well as staff members and their families".

"Although people will say, 'I got the flu vaccine and I got a runny nose, I had a cough, I had a fever, I had body aches, ' believe it or not, side effects like fever and body aches occur in less than 1 percent of people who get a flu shot", Dunn said. Some people are unable to receive a flu vaccine, and having those around them vaccinated helps protect them from influenza. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 391 flu deaths were reported in North Carolina, the most reported during a flu season since adult flu deaths became reportable in the state in 2009. "Influenza is preventable and you should be vaccinated". The report details the results of an internet panel survey of health care personnel conducted for the CDC from March 27 to April 17, 2018, similar to surveys conducted since the 2010-2011 flu season. That's the thing with influenza.

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