Arizona Flu Season Starts: Get Your Shot, Experts Advise

Henrietta Brewer
November 10, 2018

Symptoms of flu, which is spread by coughs and sneezes or touching surfaces on which germs have landed, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in joints and muscles and extreme tiredness.

Donna Arnett, an epidemiologist and dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, who was not involved in the new research, said the increased risk of heart failure hospitalization found in the study was small but significant enough to send a message.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that most Americans 6 months and older get an annual flu vaccine.

"Getting the vaccine is a quick, simple procedure which is the best way people can protect themselves against the unpredictable flu virus and any more serious complications which could result".

"I think some parents feel like that's an easier way to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Bhargava says.

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare reported Friday that the first flu-related death happened this week. "We are still at the beginning of flu season, so now is the time to get the vaccine", said Dr. Jennifer Avegno, New Orleans Health Department Director.

One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu.

California State University, East Bay's Student Health Services held a walk-in flu shot clinic between October 30 and 31 at the Student Health Center on the Hayward campus.

The Hanover and District Hospital is reminding the public to roll up their sleeve and receive their flu shot. There are more flu shot clinics planned in the spring semester. By protecting yourself against influenza, you are also protecting your family, your household, your workplace and ultimately your community.

Ott says there are a lot of misconception out there concerning the flu vaccine and it safety.

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: "Schools can make very good breeding grounds for illnesses like flu, because children don't tend to use tissues or wash their hands as much as adults".

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