Health officials have confirmed a second child flu death. Last year uptake improved for two- and three-year-olds, but if all eligible children are vaccinated this year we could significantly reduce the number of people getting flu in the wider community. The majority of flu vaccines protect against four different strains of influenza.
"The flu vaccine is available, at no cost, at all health centres", the Ministry of Health said, adding that children and people with chronic medical conditions should be among those getting the vaccine.More news: Apple Appeases Russia Over Crimea Map
"By being immunised, pharmacy professionals and their teams in patients facing roles cannot only help protect themselves from flu during the busy winter months but also reduce the risk of transmission to vulnerable patients with whom they have contact", he said. Most people will recover from influenza infection within a week to 10 days, but some are at greater risk of developing more severe complications such as pneumonia.
However, should high-dose vaccine not be available, seniors are strongly encouraged to get another influenza vaccine to protect against the infection.More news: Apple expected to dominate 5G smartphones in 2020
Health experts also recommend frequent hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes, staying home when sick and spread the word about the importance of these steps.
"Flu can be a very unpleasant illness in children causing fever, a stuffy nose, dry cough, sore throat, aching muscles and joints, and extreme tiredness". Children can also have mild stomach upset due to influenza. In addition, Public Health Sudbury & Districts offers the vaccine at many of its locations by appointment.More news: Seoul says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile