North Carolina reports first 2 flu deaths of season

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The Lloydminster and District Co-op is encouraging residents to come out for their annual flu shot at the Co-op Marketplace Pharmacy. Of these individuals, 41.4 percent worked for a median of three days while experiencing symptoms.

Gray said that receiving a flu shot at the beginning of the season not only protects the person receiving the shot, but also protect others from the flu.

"The statistics are alarming".

People who have the flu may have some or all of these symptoms: fever or feeling feverish/chills, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue, vomiting and diarrhea (this is more common in children than adults). "We recommend all healthcare facilities take steps to support and encourage their staff to not work while they are sick".

Every year, the flu is estimated to cause millions of illnesses, said California Department of Public Health (CDPH) officials.

"You are more than welcome to work out".

This year the influenza vaccine contains four different strains of the flu virus, which includes Influenza A and B strains, which Teasdale noted both are identified as the most likely to be circulated in the season.

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The season officially begins October 1 and lasts through March 31, although some seasons begin early and can linger into late April to mid-May.

Pregnant women may think they can't get the flu shot. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. But Dr. Crawford says the exact opposite its true. That's why the myth "I'm too old to get a flu shot" really is a fallacy.

"If you didn't get it in the first trimester, that's okay, get it anytime during your pregnancy".

Those who are immune compromised or can not get vaccines because of medical reasons have better protection when people around them are vaccinated.

She adds: "Basically it's just a more concentrated version of the regular flu shot". However, he said, "for us here in Hawaii, it's year round because we have people coming in from all parts of the world".

You help to protect yourself and the health of those around you when you get a flu shot.

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