If that happens, this year's flu vaccine and the immunity people have left over from last year may not be as protective as hoped. Early vaccination is especially important for children ages 6 months through 8 years, who require two doses spaced at least four weeks apart in their first season of vaccination.
Flu season is just around the corner, so when is the best time to get your flu shot. While standard vaccines, as well as nasal sprays, have been created with the viruses that are most likely to spread this year, they do not protect against all types of flu, and there is a probability that types may spread that this year's vaccine will not prevent. "If you get it now, the immunity will last through the entirety of flu season". According to a report published September 3, 2018 by the World Health Organization, influenza activity remained at low seasonal levels in Australia and New Zealand as of August 19, 2018.More news: Olivia Newton-John | Hopelessly devoted to Olivia | Sunday Night
"We're bringing them into the schools where [the students] already are", said Katie Luebker, director of operations for Healthy Schools.
"The effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies and is affected by factors such as the child's age, health status, vaccination history and the strain of influenza circulating in a community", said Dr. Henry Bernstein, a member of the CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and an ex-officio member of the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases.More news: Man arrested after high-speed car chase on Lyon airport runway
When comparing the flu shot and the nasal spray, Dr. This year's vaccine contains one new strain of Influenza A and one new strain of Influenza B.
"The flu should be taken seriously because it can have serious and even deadly consequences". However, Dr. Snelling said it's highly recommended that everyone eligible to receive the vaccination should get it. While the vaccines aren't foolproof, they reduce the risk of infection and the severity of the illness if someone does get the flu. "The people who are most vulnerable to get a bad case of the flu usually don't make an immune response", Fries says.More news: Asian markets sink on fresh trade fears after Trump remarks
"People say the vaccine is not 100 percent, and that's true", Bowling said.