Flu Vaccine May Only Be 10 Percent Effective This Year

Francis Osborne
December 20, 2017

CT is one of 12 states where flu activity is now widespread, the DPH said in its report, which was released on Thursday.

Over the course of a typical flu season - which runs from October to May in the United States - hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized with the virus and tens of thousands die from it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The district has seen more cases in some year, Patterson said, but has also seen less in other years.

"My understanding is there's definitely some open beds at this time, we have the capacity to open extra beds if needed still", Khan said.

Parents and guardians are required to give consent before their child receives the flu nasal spray vaccine in school.

The flu is now considered to be widespread in CT, according to health officials.

Champaign County hasn't had any hospitalizations for the virus during this season, Champaign County Health Commissioner Gabe Jones said.

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"We do generally know that emergency rooms are generally busier over the holidays", said Bourns.

So far this flu season, there have been 401 flu-associated hospitalizations in Ohio.

At least four children died from flu-related complications in northeast OH during the previous flu season, according to the state health department earlier this year. There were almost 87 hundred flu-associated hospitalizations a year ago. "The overwhelming evidence since 2011 has shown that a flu shot poses no greater risk to those with egg allergy than those without".

Dayton Children's admitted its first child with flu symptoms this season during the week of December 4 but OH hasn't seen any pediatric deaths so far.

"I actually do normally get the flu shot". The CDC now recommends that almost all Americans older than six months get a flu shot, with an emphasis on young children, elderly adults and those with chronic illnesses.

"When the flu hits you, the average adult or child is down for several days", Patterson said.

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