Flu infecting more young people this season: doctor

Sharda Modi

The Berks Visiting Nurse Association has provided over 1,300 flu shots this year, and there's been strong interest in the vaccine as the news of the bad flu season has intensified, said Amanda Price, a licensed practical nurse for the Berks Visiting Nurse Association.

This is how vaccines are grown. Dr. Willaim Schaffner who is the Vanderbilt University Flu expert tells,"The vaccine itself contains only purified parts of the virus; there is no live virus in the injectable vaccine, so it is impossible for the vaccine to cause the disease".

"This study validates the improvements we've made to our strain selection process and confirms an improved H1N1 LAIV strain was included in the 2017-2018 formulation". FDA scientists are combing through the data to see if there are any other reasons for the drop in vaccine effectiveness against H3N2 and are working with scientists inside and outside the government to understand the findings. The flu shot is to kill the virus and is much effective to keep the people on the safe side from flu.

It's hard to tell if your symptoms are due to the flu or something else entirely.

Hospitalizations and outpatient visits for influenza continue to decrease statewide, indicating that the powerful flu season could be nearing its end.

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Next: The vaccine wasn't totally ineffective.

"If you get a flu-like illness, and especially if you have an underlying medical condition, we recommend you make that phone call to your doctor for an antiviral". "The antibodies that you get out of it are now a response against a slightly different virus, which reduces the effectiveness". The vaccine was also 42% effective for those who fell ill with influenza B.

Some believe pregnant women shouldn't get vaccinated, but is it true?

Those who get the vaccine and still get the flu are less likely to experience flu complications (such as pneumonia) since the virus tends to be milder in people who were vaccinated. While you could develop a low grade fever and aches, symptoms dissipate quickly.

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So far urban transmission via Aedes aegypti mosquitoes has not been documented, and human infections have been linked to two types of forest-dwelling mosquitoes that can spread the disease, Haemagogus and Sabethes. Millennials typically don't take many sick days and go to work sick.

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The flu nasal mist will also return to the market next year after it received the regulatory OK from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.

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