Sick elderly urged to vaccinate against flu
This year’s outbreak of the flu virus that sickened more than 8,000 people around the country and in Florida is the first to be linked to the vaccine, scientists said Monday.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had advised parents in the Midwest to get their children vaccinated against the H1N1 virus, in an effort to protect the nation from another serious flu-related disease called the H1N1 influenza.
But that advice has proved woefully insufficient, scientists said.
“The public health community should be asking, when the vaccine is so well tested and effective, what is the next step if other diseases are causing such a bad reaction in people? So that’s what we should ask here at the CDC,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, who leads the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Protection Agency.
Fauci said if people aren’t getting the flu shot because of concerns about the vaccine, they can get the vaccine today and they should receive the vaccine if they want.
If a patient does not have a flu shot, health officials recommend they get three doses of the flu vaccine before traveling outside of the United States, including from Canada, if they plan to travel outside of the country.
However, the flu vaccine, which is used by about 5 million adults a year, hasn’t been proven effective as a substitute for the H1N1 vaccine, so people shouldn’t get the vaccine until they’ve been evaluated by a doctor for serious or chronic illnesses더킹카지노 related to those illnesses, experts said.
“What the government should be doing, when the flu season starts, is telling people to get the influenza vaccine so that if they got an infection at that time, you can get it again,” Fauci said.
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In September, the first case of the flu season has been reported in five years. Most of the cases happened in people living in areas with high exposure to flu.
In fact, about 35 million Americans — about 16 percent of the U.S. population — get their flu shots, according to the CDC. The flu vacc우리카지노ine prevents the virus from spreading among people who are already ill. However, it isn’t 100 percent effective in preventing a flu attack, and som