Flu - or Flu Vaccine - in Pregnancy Not Tied to Autism in Kids

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and obstetric and pediatric medical societies now recommend that all pregnant women get a flu shot.

National Influenza Vaccination Week is scheduled from December 4-10, providing an opportunity for shots for young and old to prevent the flu.

While the norovirus situation calms down, Public Health has been actively involved in the promotion of the flu vaccine before the seasonal flu peak hits early next year. "It prevents you from spreading the flu, but it also reduces your illness and prevents illness if you're exposed to the flu". Flu shots are sponsored by WCCHD and the City of Hutto, City of Round Rock and City of Cedar Park.

Q: Students are the largest population on campus, but many don't get vaccinated. However, his claims outlive his notoriety and it is now affecting British society when it comes to choosing to have a flu shot especially when pregnant. While there is typically a flurry of flu vaccination when the vaccine becomes available in the fall, influenza vaccination activity tends to drop quickly after the end of November. Internal medicine specialist Dr. Vandana Bhide, who treats many hospitalized flu patients at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Fla., offers advice and information on this year's flu strains, available vaccines and tips to avoid getting the flu. "Flu is very, very serious". The final data are still out for this season, but preliminary data show that the match of the strains in this season's vaccine is close to what we are now seeing in people affected with the flu. Aside from immunization, hand hygiene is a known method of preventing the spread of flu. A person with the flu can infect others before starting to even feel symptoms personally.

About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. The nasal spray vaccine is not recommended because of concerns about its effectiveness. This is a significant increase over the flu numbers we saw at the beginning of the 2015-2016 flu season.

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"I have never gotten flu". The process of creating immunity, though, can result in some mild flu-like symptoms for a few days. So this winter, the Chattooga County Health Department encourages all Georgians to call your doctor's office, local health department or pharmacy and get immunized.

They say prevention is the best medicine.

Influenza vaccinations are recommended for all Minnesotans 6 months of age and older. Talk with your doctor about getting the flu vaccine.

Flu vaccines protect against three to four different flu viruses, depending on which flu vaccine is used, the WDH press release states.

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