ibusinesslines.com November 14, 2018

Half of parents think flu shot causes the flu

16 October 2018, 07:10 | Melissa Porter

This year's program, which will be carried out in two stages, is aimed at increasing the free vaccination coverage to 25 percent of the total population, the CDC said Sunday. The child was otherwise healthy, according to health officials.

"While you may not get your flu jab as early as in previous years it is important that you still get it when invited as it will give protection".

A new survey suggests that many children may not be getting the potentially life-saving flu shot due to their parents' misconceptions about the safety and importance of vaccines.

Vaccinations have been shown to reduce a child's likelihood of dying from the flu by 60 percent, health department officials said.

Neither outbreak caused the reported death, Hillsborough County Office of Public Health Preparedness spokesman Kevin Watler confirmed.

For the 2018-19 flu season, two deaths in Kansas have already been directly attributed to influenza as of Monday, according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports.

"After extensive studies, we know that the flu vaccine is safe", said Moorjani. It is not a conspiracy for doctors to recommend the flu vaccine.

"The more people who get the flu shot, the less chance the virus can spread while protecting more people.", Webby said. "You can not get autism from the flu vaccine".

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.

During the 2017-18 flu season - the deadliest flu season in four decades - 80,000 Americans died, including 180 children. "If you are infected with the flu shortly after getting your flu shot, your body may not be able to fight it off", said Moorjani.

Other News

Trending Now

Trump tours hurricane-battered Florida and Georgia, praises recovery efforts
Homeowners were advised to keep toilet flushes to a minimum because the sewer system was operating only at half capacity. Relief efforts are being hampered by a lack of telecommunications in parts of Florida hit by Hurricane Michael .

Air India air hostess falls off aircraft while closing door, condition critical
IndiGo has been facing problems with the Pratt & Whitney engines powering its A320 neo aircraft, Sputnik reported last week. He said there were 136 persons on the flight (127 passengers including three infants and six crew members).

Committed to meet India's oil demand: Saudi Energy Minister
Modi also spoke about the various policy initiatives and developmental measures undertaken by government in the sector. He also sought the role of private participation in the distribution of the gas sector.

Saudis 'to admit to killing journalist in interrogation that went wrong'
Turkish officials have reported that Khashoggi was murdered in the consulate and dismembered, a charge the Saudis have denied. Trump tweeted Monday that he had spoken with the Saudi king, "who denies any knowledge" of what happened to Khashoggi.

David Price stays afloat to help Red Sox take crucial Game 2
But at least we have a reason to feel better about Price, and a reason to feel a whole lot better about the Boston bullpen. He struck out José Altuve and walked off the mound to a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 37,960.

Kiwis out to restore New Zealand's faith
Some streets around Mt Smart Stadium are lined with Tongan flags and houses decked out in red and white. The Tongan people are prideful about their country and where they come from. "But we're still building.

Australia 'open' to moving Israel embassy to Jerusalem
He said he would only engage on the core issue and Australia was a serious country that does not make "frivolous decisions". Morrison said Australia remained committed to finding a two-state solution to Israel's conflict with the Palestinians.