Get your family vaccinated this season

Get your family vaccinated this season

'Reducing the circulation of the flu virus protects other vulnerable members of the population such as those with a weakened immune system and the elderly, ' says Public Health Wales. And the authors said they couldn't rule out the possibility that exposure to swine flu itself was a factor in some miscarriages.

Health Department Medical Director Patricia Quinlisk says they've seen a handful of cases and it's a sign to begin preparing.

Earlier this month, President of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) Michael Gannon warned the nation's leaders that the country was "woefully unprepared" for the upcoming flu season, while the AMA's vice-president, Dr.

Previous experience suggests the United Kingdom could be hit by the same H3 strain that has just affected the southern hemisphere. More than 11,200 influenza cases were reported in July across the state.

With flu season just around the corner, you've probably already started getting inundated with reminders to get your flu shot.

This year's review of prevalent flu virus strains has resulted in both a three-component and a four-component vaccine. "It's always hard to predict what is going to happen, but people should be prepared". It is strongly recommended that people 6 months old and older get a flu shot each year.

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"It's not too late to get vaccinated", stressed Ms Hennessy. "These analyses are essential to choosing the best immunization policies that save lives from influenza, which kills thousands annually".

Under the programme, a free nasal flu vaccine will now be offered to all primary school children - which past year was only offered to children aged four to eight.

While you can get the shot through your primary care provider, Mayo Clinic will also offer vaccine clinics beginning next week at the River Hills Mall Community Room. That's why doctors are encouraging everyone to get vaccinated. Rates rose to 80 percent of those over 65 with risk factors. "But especially, people who are very young and very old and also pregnant women desperately need to get the flu shot because they are very susceptible to the effects of influenza".

"In my own mind, it's always been mandatory to get a shot", she said.

Flu is a big killer.

Dr Diggle said that the Health Department has yet to set a target for the number of vaccinations this season but said she hoped it would be an increase on last season's uptake.