The 2019-2020 flu season so far, charted

Henrietta Brewer
December 6, 2019

She argues, the shot does not give you the flu, but it also won't fully protect you. The most common symptoms are fever, chills, headache, joint and muscle pain and extreme fatigue. But they especially encourage pregnant women, young children and the elderly to get the shot, as they are often the most susceptible to the virus.

Adults and children who take one dose of the vaccine are fully protected against the flu two weeks after vaccination, but children less than nine years who are vaccinated for the first time will require two doses of the vaccine at least four weeks apart to have full protection. For additional tips and information on influenza immunization, you should consult a GP, nurse or pharmacist, or read the Public Health England Flu Vaccination Pamphlet. A previous NFID survey found that most U.S. adults are not aware that individuals with chronic health conditions face a higher risk of flu-related complications, including heart attack or stroke.

The state health department is urging people to get a flu shot before the next family holiday gathering. But we have it now and everyone who needs it should get it right away. Therefore, prevention is better than cure.


Flu is an illness caused by virus that attacks the nose, throat, and lungs. They will have to get out by taking a lot of rest and drinking a lot of fluids.

It is too early in the season to determine how effective the current vaccine might be against active flu strains, Schlosser said. The flu virus is now well in circulation.

To help stop the spread of the flu, it is advisable to cover their mouths when they cough or sneeze and wash their hands regularly.


- In collaboration with Oklahoma State Dept of Health, Choctaw Nation supplies free vaccines for all at no cost and anyone who qualifies. The process of acquiring a vaccine against a virus connected to thousands of hospitalizations in the state every year has not varied much over the years.

You should talk to your doctor before the influenza season starts to discuss options on how to receive antiviral medication shortly after onset of flu symptoms.

As per the new business intelligence report by Persistence Market Research, the flu vaccines market value reached ~US$ 1.3 Bn in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of ~7% during the stipulated period 2019-2027.


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