Flu shots for children now available at all county health departments

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Pediatricians suggest getting flu shot by Halloween

"Our study found that flu vaccination worked equally well for women in any trimester and even reduced the risk of being sick with influenza during delivery", Mark Thompson, a study co-author and epidemiologist with CDC's Influenza Division, said.

Dr Walters believes many are suspicious about their unrelated sniffles around the time of getting the flu shot. "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.

"So a year ago there was a lot of concern that the virus's in the flu vaccine were not lining up with what we were seeing circulating in the southern hemisphere", says Beeler. In Alberta a year ago, influenza put over 3,000 people in the hospital and killed 92 others.

More than half of parents think a flu shot can give their children the flu.

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"It's not the circle of life", Moise said. According to the CDC every person over the age of 6 months should get vaccinated.

The best way to protect children from influenza is to get them vaccinated.

While influenza viruses circulate year-round, in the United States the time flu activity generally peaks is December through February.

The money raised by Ian's Rainbow Flu Foundation goes to free flu clinics. "It's important that we deal with the science and the facts", Narula said.

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That number brings comfort to Moise and her family.

The agency does say they received reports during week 40 of two children who died of complications from influenza B but they attribute those deaths to last year's season. "All of the components, whether it's the nasal or injectable vaccine, do not constitute the official flu virus". But some places are running into other problems. Not true. Flu vaccines contain either killed or weakened virus that are not capable of causing the flu.

Flu clinics at Duval County schools were rescheduled in September as a result of Hurricane Florence. The Lawrence -Douglas Health Department said it isn't aware of any other delays.

Some people do get achy and exhausted after getting the vaccine but that's usually just the immune system mounting a response.

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