Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Florida's first flu death of the season is a child

Florida's first flu death of the season is a child

The report did not say where the child died but did say the child was otherwise healthy.

"This year's flu vaccine has been reformulated and updated based on last year's historically bad flu season", Webby said.

This year's program, which will be carried out in two stages, is aimed at increasing the free vaccination coverage to 25 percent of the total population, the CDC said Sunday.

The virus that causes influenza spreads from person to person through coughing or sneezing, as well as through direct contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces or objects, Maryland health officials say.

"It takes time for your body to get strong and ready for flu season, which is why we recommend everybody get the shot as soon as they can".

A national survey of 700 parents by Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital showed that more than half of the respondents believed that the flu shot can cause the flu.

30 percent of the respondents thought flu shot is a conspiracy.

You can find out more about how to protect yourself from the flu and where to get the shot in Muskoka here. "However, each year people get sick with the flu".

The report noted that the child who died was unvaccinated, but the department did not specify where the death occurred. Rock suggested that your overall health is key to fighting off viruses, saying that making sure your immunizations are up to date, eat healthily, get enough rest and covering up your cough in your arm, not your hand are all good steps to help prevent spreading or contracting the flu.

Regional health authorities will begin to host public flu shot clinics starting October 22, including at community health offices.

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