N. Idaho woman over 50 is state's first flu death of season

N. Idaho woman over 50 is state's first flu death of season

While not as bad as the early days of last flu season, the bug is taking off in Arizona already and the number of cases is running above normal.

Darrell Gale, East Sussex Director of Public Health, said: "Flu is a very unpleasant illness and vaccination is particularly important for people at increased risk of the effects of the disease".

The Hanover and District Hospital is urging all of its employees who can to also receive the influenza vaccination. "Only the flu shot will be given".

"I encourage people, even if they don't necessarily want to get a flu shot for themselves, to do it for others, to do it for those they love and those who are in their circle", O'Neal said.

"I think that parents should be aware that the flu shot is very mild in general, that it only takes a few seconds, and that usually there is very little reaction to it", Dr. Bhargava says.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported Friday that the first flu-related death happened this week.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses this year. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it". Even healthy people can become sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time, or even be hospitalized.

Flu shots will be provided to anyone over the age of 6 months and will be free to anyone with proof of health insurance. They hadn't received a flu vaccination, according to the state's department of health.

The flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices, health clinics, and some pharmacies and other stores. By protecting yourself against influenza, you are also protecting your family, your household, your workplace and ultimately your community. Washing your hands frequently, containing your coughs and sneezes when in public and avoiding crowds during flu peak season are all good suggestions.



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