So, even though you have your flu shot, it may not be able to help you fight the virus this year.
Harris said this year's flu vaccine failed to provide protection for the Type A strain of the flu seen in residents now.
Every year when we see the H3N2 strain come around we know that it's just a nasty, awful influenza bug.
"There's inflammation going on, and your body is under a lot of stress", explains Kwong.
Washing your hands often, avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and face, and avoiding close contact with people who are sick are other ways to help prevent the flu. Flu shots are typically available in late September and October broadly and expire in June (for this year, it's June 30, 2018).
Seasonal vaccines, researchers say, target the exterior part of the virus's surface protein, which requires frequent updates.
The H3N2 vaccine sometimes won't prevent the flu and but can weaken it. The ones that are circulate are causing more illness than in years past. Officials continue to recommend that those who have yet to be inoculated be sure to do so, as the vaccine will still protect against several strains of the virus.
"If we can reduce the risk of influenza infection, then we should reduce the risk of heart attacks", Kwong says. She added getting the shot makes her feel better. - In Florida and throughout the USA, flu activity is on the rise. So the storm of infection isn't over yet. Yaley said 93.6 percent of Jefferson Healthcare employees have had their flu shot. If you do get the flu, you should stay home to keep the illness from spreading to others. I would say the emergency room is good opportunity to go if you are having trouble breathing, increased lethargy, trouble waking up, severe high fevers.
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