People with allergies to vaccine ingredients can often receive the vaccine safely, if it is given in a doctors office where they can be monitored.
Reception class pupils over four will be able to get the vaccine at school instead of at their GP surgery.
"Global trends show that the H3N2 virus is likely to be part of Nova Scotia's flu season, a strain of influenza that can be particularly severe in the elderly", said Strang.
The first statewide flu report, released Wednesday by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, shows that six people have been hospitalized for influenza since October 1, the official start of flu season. The flu vaccine will protect you against the viruses that, according to research, will be most common this year. According to CDC, the yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in guarding yourself against the flu viruses.
"By getting the shot now, you'll be protected for the course of the flu season, which can last through spring", said Diane McHugh, Immunization Coordinator for Public Health Madison & Dane County (PHMDC).
Park says the Stop Flu at School will be offered to all elementary and intermediate public schools in Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Counties.
Sir Bruce said: "Many people are very anxious that this winter will be particularly hard - the thing that I worry about most is that we have an outbreak of flu or an outbreak of norovirus which puts an added strain on the NHS service". Dependents of students, however, can not avail this service for free as the SEBT plan does not cover for their flu shots. If you've never been keen on getting a shot once a year (like about half of Americans), think about it like this: Do it so others don't get the flu.More news: Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof
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The price of the regular seasonal flu shot for individuals with insurance is $26. "The flu is fever, chills, cough and muscle aches".
Forms for the flu clinic are now available online for parents to print off and fill out.
"We recommend getting your flu vaccine early as opposed to waiting for the flu season to officially start".
"Some flu vaccines are made to be more protective of adults 65 and older who have weaker immune systems and are more at risk for hospitalization, long term complications, and death", McHugh said. However, if a patient visits their doctor for the sole goal of getting a flu shot they would have to pay for it, because it is no longer covered under MCP.
Cohen received the vaccine at a DHHS employee flu clinic held on the Dorothea Dix Campus in Raleigh.
"The time is now to get your influenza vaccine", she said.