Another 14% who remain unvaccinated claim that they will get the shot, the survey indicates. Leon was scheduled to get his flu shot soon. Thirty-eight states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico experienced minimal flu activity for the week ending December 1, while New York City and 10 states experienced low or moderate activity, according to Friday's weekly flu report from the CDC.
Four of the 10 USA regions reported ILI at or above their baseline levels, with two states (Georgia and Louisiana) reporting high ILI activity.
No pediatric deaths attributed to flu were reported to CDC this week, which means the 2018-19 season total remains at five.
The flu vaccine is available at doctors' offices, some pharmacies and Park County Public Health.
Last year's flu season was dominated by a strain called H3N2.
Flu season typically peaks in January through March in MS, and the flu shot usually takes up to two weeks to produce immunity. Among adults, flu deaths are estimated based on pneumonia and other illnesses related to flu.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. But that portion mutates frequently, and studies have shown that antibodies against the other surface protein, neuraminidase, better correlate with protection.
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Contracting the flu can result in up to seven uncomfortable days in bed for a healthy person with a strong immune system. This is also a good time to slay a myth that has lived for too long: You can not get the flu from the flu shot.
Vaccination is needed every year because the Influenza viruses change every few years and scientists continue to monitor which viruses are circulating, and change the ingredients in influenza vaccines to match them.
Flu season generally begins in the fall and lasts through March.
A flu shot is especially crucial for people who may be at higher risk for serious complications. In Vermont, almost 40 deaths had flu as an underlying cause.
"We're struggling a little bit by the perception that flu is not really a deadly disease, which of course we know it is", he said. Although the latest flu season is just getting started, Madoff said, there's no need for concern yet.
Other than children, vulnerable groups include pregnant women and the elderly. The outbreak reached Wyoming, and one of the notable locals to die in the pandemic was Irma Garlow, the 34-year-old daughter of Buffalo Bill Cody.
Nurses can talk with patients and families about ways in which they can talk to their visitors about the importance of receiving the flu vaccine and can work with them to perhaps set limits or discourage visitors who have not been vaccinated. The vaccine's effectiveness also can vary depending on who is being vaccinated.