Flu Vaccine Market to Reach Approx. $US 8 Billion by 2029

Henrietta Brewer
November 9, 2019

The Rhea County Health Department is offering flu vaccines at no charge to the community during a special "FightFluTN" vaccination event November 19.

The Oakland County Health Division said it learned of a flu-associated death with a 69-year-old Oakland County man. "Contact your doctor or nearest pharmacy for flu vaccine availability".

Officials say there are fewer reports of the flu this year, when compared with previous years.

"These four free flu immunization clinics for the public and the clinics being planned for vulnerable populations in local shelters and drop-in centres are one of the many ways Toronto Public Health works behind the scenes in our community to protect and promote good health among all of our residents", Joe Cressy, chair of Toronto's board of health, said in a statement.

In a news release the OCHD recommends everyone over the age of 6 months receive an influenza vaccination and take preventative actions, such as washing their hands often with soap and water. It is very important for pregnant women to get the vaccine because flu can cause serious problems to both the mother and the unborn child, in cases causing still births, reduced birth weight and premature births.

"Anyone can get the flu, and getting vaccinated really is the best way to prevent it". The flu virus can spread to others as far as six feet away, mainly when infected people sneeze, cough, or talk.

Getting an annual flu shot decreases the risk of getting the flu.

Common symptoms of the flu include fever or feeling feverish, a cough and/or sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, chills, fatigue and body aches.

The CDC said it's too early to characterize the timing of the flu season or predict what strains will dominate and how severe illnesses will be.

The majority of the flu vaccine has already been made available to Global Positioning System and schools, PHE said. In addition, sales of flu vaccines are likely to remain higher through institutional sales. Nurse on Call is also available to answer questions at 800-848-5533, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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