The flu season is upon us once again, and it has been especially severe this winter.
"Influenza deaths are very unfortunate, but they occur in higher numbers during a severe flu season", Wilma Wooten, County public health officer, said. They must be reformulated every year for the upcoming influenza season.
But the flu is not just affecting Maryland: it is affecting the whole nation.
The flu remains considered widespread across ME, but the decrease in numbers may indicate the spread of the virus is slowing.
The CDC reports the flu is to blame for the death of 84 children during this brutal season. The Student Health Services is open from 9-5pm and vaccines are by appointment only. In addition, the University of Virginia Medical Center has reported 393 cases, and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital has reported 312 cases, respectively.
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FluMist is the only spray-in-the-nose vaccine on the market.
No matter the patient population, doctors believe getting a second flu shot isn't harmful.
"With pediatric age groups when you get influenza their immune system will be weakened by the influenza virus and that will make them vulnerable to bacterial infections", said Dr. Shokr.
"We do have a workshop coming up on February 21", said Oasis Wellness Director, Angela Faissal.
Health officials are urging people living with high-risk individuals - such as infant children, pregnant women, those with respiratory issues, and the elderly - to get vaccinated. Every flu shot a person receives also adds to their long-term immunity.
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Besides getting the vaccine, Lentz suggests that students protect themselves from getting the flu by practicing healthy habits such as good handwashing, cleaning surfaces with wipes and getting good sleep while consuming a good diet. For those with flu symptoms, the medical center also supplies Tamiflu, an antiviral drug that speeds up the recovery process.
"So, most people probably don't need to be seen, but... certainly we're more than happy to evaluate it if students aren't sure what to do", Lentz said.
If you are sick, stay home and avoid contact with others.
During the committee discussion in the lead-up to the votes, some members said they anxious if the new data on shedding were strong enough evidence of protection, compared with traditional vaccine effectiveness studies.
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