WRHA Reduces Number of Public Health Flu Clinics

Scientists are concerned the flu vaccination has less than a 40 per cent effectiveness rate

Scientists are concerned the flu vaccination has less than a 40 per cent effectiveness rate

That level of coverage means that more than half of the US population was unprotected against flu last season.

"The Australian Government has been carefully monitoring vaccine effectiveness for seasonal influenza vaccines and is committed to exploring enhanced vaccination program arrangements through the NIP, including the use of advanced vaccines for those aged 65 years and over into the future".

Investigators from the University of Nottingham said their study is the first to examine several psychological and behavioral factors that have been shown to affect how well vaccinations work.

Roughly 105 children died past year of the flu, and flu related hospitalizations have almost quadrupled - from 7,000 to 26,000 - since 2010. St. Anthony providers say that although their patients hear the word "flu" frequently, they still have many questions about what influenza really is and the best ways to protect themselves and their loved ones. Most of studies show that flu vaccination will reduce the risk of flu illness by 40% to 60% among the overall population during seasons.

In fact, when they looked at influences on the day of vaccination itself, mood was found to have an even greater impact - accounting for between 8% and 14% of the variability in antibody levels.

About about 46.8 percent of Americans received flu vaccines last season, up about 1.2 percent from the previous one, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

That's why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot. Vaccines will be provided to children older than 3 and adults only.

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Among pregnant women, 54 percent said they were vaccinated in 2016, which is the same as the last four flu seasons, the CDC researchers reported. During the 2016-2017 season, the hospitalization rate was almost double that of the 2015-2016 season and higher across all age groups (cumulative rate for all ages of 62.6/100,000) than the previous eight seasons, with the exception of the 2014-2015 season.

Price himself got vaccinated Thursday during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. "Today, I am leading by example and getting vaccinated against flu".

The highest influenza vaccination coverage during the 2016-2017 season was among children age 6 months through 23 months.

Although the vaccination rate among health care workers seems high, it ranged from 92 percent of those who worked in hospitals, to 68 percent of those working in nursing homes and to 76 percent in clinics.

The team also emphasises that the mood effect was only significant for one of the flu strains in that year's vaccine, H1N1 - and participants had the smallest levels of antibody for this one prior to vaccination. And the major culprit has been the H3N2 flu strain, which is known for causing severe disease, especially among older people.

He said that for this season, health officials are recommending only injectable vaccines, not nasal spray flu vaccine.

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