Rock says that other good practices to fend off the flu or other viruses is to wash your hands regularly, adding that you can get viruses from grocery stores, and or banks. And we know that the majority of people in the U.S.do not get vaccinated for influenza, despite it being recommended for everyone over the age of six months. Eighty-five percent of children who died from the flu then had not received a flu shot.
"I didn't want to get the flu", Madison resident Claire Cook said. A KU spokesperson said the school had to cancel flu shot clinics because of the delay.
The vaccination campaign started on Monday for the public and will last until the end of the flu season.
"The theme of the influenza vaccine campaign this year is Fight Flu".
Most pharmacies in the U.S. offer several FDA approved flu and vaccines.
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The study was the "first to show vaccination protected pregnant women against flu-associated hospitalization", the CDC said. That was the most the state had experienced in three years.
An estimated 80,000 Americans died of the flu and its complications past year, including 183 children.
The flu, or influenza, is a respiratory disease spread through coughing, sneezing and other direct contact with someone who is infected or contaminated objects. "Pregnant women who get a flu vaccine are also helping to protect their babies from flu illness for the first several months after their birth when they are too young to get vaccinated".
They are holding flu clinics to offer free vaccines. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.
Moreover, the benefits of getting a flu shot while pregnant certainly outweigh the minimal side effects.