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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.



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