Things to Know About the Flu Season This Spring

Older people lack the white blood cells that respond to the vaccine

Older people lack the white blood cells that respond to the vaccineDAVID CHESKIN PA

The flu season may have peaked, but there are still some big numbers coming out in the latest data from the Monroe County Health Department. While most people who become ill with flu can be safely cared for at home, some symptoms, like trouble breathing, should trigger immediate emergency care.

And, as health officials predicted, cases of less severe influenza B infections continue to be more common than cases of more severe influenza A infections. The Influenza B strain has been covered through the Quadravalent vaccine, but, not the Trivalent.

Overall, officials say more than 27,000 people have been hospitalized, and 137 children have died nationwide.

"It's been realised that the older you are, the less effective the influenza vaccine is", Prof Dwyer told A Current Affair. "We want to make a vaccine that induces a response to a part of the virus that doesn't change".

The 2017-2018 flu season continues to leave a mark on Alberta as the number of deaths attributed to influenza has eclipsed the death count from each of the two previous flu seasons.

Yes. The National Institute of Communicable Diseases recommends that it is important for people to get the vaccine if they are at risk of severe complications of influenza, especially pregnant women, people who are older than 65 years of age, or younger than five years old, and those with chronic medical conditions.

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How does the vaccine work?

"Influenza B can still make you sick".

"This year we have made the flu jab clinics as assessable to staff as possible with having pop up clinics, impromptu visits and using social media to promote the dates and the importance of having a jab".

Initial results from those universal vaccine trials are expected within a year, then more testing will be needed before it can reach the market.

Last year, the department administered about 217,000 shots, spokesman Meg Mirivel said.

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