Thousands of children to benefit from flu vaccination

10 October, 2018, 16:28 | Author: Cynthia Curry
  • Flu rates have been 'unseasonably low' in New Zealand this year but experts are warning that Kiwis aren't out of the woods just yet

The length of the upcoming flu season could depend on where you live. For most healthy people it will usually clear up within a week, albeit a fairly unpleasant week.

The University Department of Student Health offered its annual flu shot clinic for students on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

"Flu tends to circulate between September and March".

"Each flu season always seems to be a little bit of a surprise", said Susan Kline, a professor of medicine at M Health. Though it varies, flu season can last as late as May so it is never too late to get vaccinated. Nevertheless, it still offers the chance of being immunized against the flu, something that isn't offered to those who choose to not get vaccinated at all. It turned out that even though the normal vaccine is made in an egg-based culture, people who are allergic to eggs aren't allergic to the vaccine, she said.

"Each year in England around 20,000 children under the age of 5 are admitted to hospital with flu". It's more important to receive any flu vaccination than none at all. "And this is a way to test our readiness, so we're doing a lot of back-of-the-store assessments to see if we can get ready, administer them quickly and get people in and out as fast as we can", said Walker.

This year, the vaccine is equipped with the capability of handling the most common strains of both influenza "A" and "B" which are prevalent.

"All that means is they put more of the flu particles or antigens in the vaccine compared to the standard dose", Prabhu said.

Florida Threatened As Michael Strengthens Into A Hurricane
The storm is expected to become a major Category 3 hurricane by the time it reaches the northern Gulf Coast on Wednesday. Michael battered parts of Mexico and Cuba with powerful winds and drenching rains on Sunday and into early Monday.

It's important to note the CDC is recommending the use of injectable influenza vaccines and not the nasal spray flu vaccine during the 2017-18 flu season and that flu vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses.

In comparison, an estimated 14,000 GP visits and 2300 hospitalisations were related to the flu last winter. And though children get sick more often, but complications and deaths occur more often in people of advanced age There are people for whom vaccination is desirable.

Bhardwaj encouraged expectant mothers, people who can not afford to get sick, seniors or people who work with seniors, people with compromised immune systems or chronic conditions and people who are at a higher risk to contract the flu to get their flu shots as soon as possible.

"It's biologically impossible", he added.

Influenza (commonly called "the flu") is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, and it can cause mild to severe illness.

Review the excused absence policy for the University, and keep in mind that illness-related absences can not be penalized. These habits include getting enough sleep, washing hands regularly and avoiding hand contact with the eyes, nose and mouth.

Recommended:

  • Lines outside court for Kavanaugh's first day

    Lines outside court for Kavanaugh's first day

    Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday following a 50-48 vote, the narrowest margin since 1881. Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening in a private ceremony as protesters chanted outside the court building.
    Trump lashes out at Capitol Hill protesters | National And World News

    Trump lashes out at Capitol Hill protesters | National And World News

    In the same tweet , the U.S. president also encouraged his followers to "look at all of the professionally made identical signs". Paid for by ( George) Soros and others. "These are not signs made in the basement from love!" the president tweeted.
    George W Bush's Daughter Barbara Marries In Low-Key Wedding

    George W Bush's Daughter Barbara Marries In Low-Key Wedding

    Only 20 family members were present, and the bride described it as "a very short, sweet ceremony". The ceremony was small and attended mostly by close family, with former President George W.
  • CC Sabathia Plans To Pitch In 2019

    CC Sabathia Plans To Pitch In 2019

    The 2016 AL Cy Young Award victor entered with a 0-3 in 12 previous postseason appearances, which included four starts. In their seven matchups this season, the Astros averaged 4.9 runs per game and the Red Sox averaged 4.4 runs per game.
    Pompeo says North Korea ready to let inspectors into missile, nuclear sites

    Pompeo says North Korea ready to let inspectors into missile, nuclear sites

    Trump met with Kim in Singapore in June and - at the time - announced that the two countries are set to " start a new history ". Pompeo told South Korean President Moon Jae-in that the meeting was "another step forward " in the denuclearisation process.
    France opens probe into missing Chinese head of Interpol

    France opens probe into missing Chinese head of Interpol

    An investigation into Meng Hongwei's disappearance was launched on October 5, 2018 according to a source close to the case. But it does not have the power to send officers into countries to arrest individuals or issue arrest warrants.
  • Red Sox 16, Yankees 1: Eovaldis brilliance, Holts cycle power Boston

    Red Sox 16, Yankees 1: Eovaldis brilliance, Holts cycle power Boston

    Then on Monday, the Sox took it to Aaron Boone's most risky pitcher - or at least their hardest throwing - Luis Severino . Devers singled twice, stole a base, scored two runs and knocked in another.
    Eovaldi to start Game 3 instead of Porcello

    Eovaldi to start Game 3 instead of Porcello

    Then in the second inning, Gary Sanchez , a man with a lot to prove this October hit the first of his two moon shots on the night. NY is built for Yankee Stadium, where it takes advantage of the short right-field porch and hit 144 of its record 267 home runs.
    Vettel Was Aware Of Verstappen’s Penalty Before Making Race-Defining Error

    Vettel Was Aware Of Verstappen’s Penalty Before Making Race-Defining Error

    He faced a late charge from Max Verstappen at the end and clearly felt some pressure as he was forced into a few mistakes. Verstappen's run-in with Vettel was set up by a previous incident with the German's Ferrari team-mate Kimi Raikkonen.
  • Palestinian shoots 3 Israelis in West Bank attack

    Palestinian shoots 3 Israelis in West Bank attack

    The IDF would not release the suspect's name, but said he was from the northern West Bank village of Shuweika, near Tulkarem. It responded by firing rockets into Israeli territory, giving the Israeli military cause to invade the coastal blockade.
    He's Fantastic - Fulham Boss Rows In Behind Jose Mourinho

    He's Fantastic - Fulham Boss Rows In Behind Jose Mourinho

    Sources have told ESPN FC that United have not discussed replacing Mourinho with Zidane and dismissed such reports as "nonsense". The game would end in a 3-2 comeback victory for United, the kind Old Trafford witnessed many times under Alex Ferguson.
    Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

    Forecasters: Caribbean storm could become hurricane

    Potential Tropical Cyclone Fourteen will become Tropical Storm Michael as it lifts north into the Gulf of Mexico early this week. A third area of interest has formed in the eastern Atlantic near the Azores, but this system has a low chance of development.


Popular

Suspect In Bulgarian Journalist's Rape, Murder Arrested In Germany
Local people held a candlelight vigil October 8 and many left flowers to commemorate Marinova, who left a seven-year-old daughter. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said, "I am convinced it is a matter of time before the murder would be revealed".

Nick Saban blasts Alabama defense after Arkansas rout
That opportunity increased even more when Boyd swept 32 yards around the left side down to the Alabama 5. He is out indefinitely, Nick Saban said Monday. "That was our message all week long, we can't help".

OnePlus 6T release date confirmed for November 6
Confirmation that once again the event will be ticketed with attendees given the ticket-price back in a discount on the handset. OnePlus confirmed that the launch invites would be available at Rs 999 via oneplus.in from 10:00 AM IST on October 17 , 2018.

Man City forward Gabriel Jesus 'not happy' at Pep Guardiola penalty decision
Ahead of Liverpool's clash with Manchester City , Jurgen Klopp hails Pep Guardiola as the world's greatest manager. Benjamin Mendy has recovered in time and starts at left-back. "As a back four that is what we are aiming for".

Cobb out, Adams and Allison hopeful, for Packers vs Lions
The Lions, who didn't face Rodgers previous year , have won three straight in the series for the first time the 1990-91 seasons. After hurting his left knee in the opener, Rodgers practiced only on Saturdays in Weeks 2 and 3 but did not miss a game.

Emery unsure on Arsenal's title chances
The breakdown of Ramsey's contract talks is another thorny issue that Emery has so far navigated successfully. It will be interesting to see whether Emery makes his next team selection based on reputation or on form.

Liverpool 0-0 Man City
He noted that his England midfielder Jordan Henderson had barely two weeks' rest following the World Cup in Russian Federation . You need to finish. "Today they've done particularly well [against Southampton] but in a game you'd think they would do well".

Power restored to Indonesian quake city; fate of thousands hangs in balance
Aid organisations are urgently working with the government to identify and reunite them with their relatives, the group said. Indonesia is located on the "Ring of Fire", an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin.

5 in 4… Giroud should be confident ahead of Chelsea v Southampton
I'm learning a lot from here, it's really interesting how he works and I'm really looking forward to working for a long time with him.

Russian Spy Operation On Chemical Weapons Watchdog Thwarted
Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the allegations had been mixed together "indiscriminately". Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the plane's destruction, which led to the deaths of many Dutch citizens.

Tendencies