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Health officials are urging Islanders to take up the offer of immunisation against the virus as they say high levels of flu in Australia may be "predictive" of the number of cases which will be experienced in the northern hemisphere. He suddenly passed away two days later from flu complications.

"It's not just about preventing the flu".

"What it does show us is that we have a horror flu season on our hands", Hennessy told media on Monday. As Skowronski's team first reported in 2014, the virus can mutate while it is growing in the eggs, resulting in a vaccine unable to block circulating strains.

"It is good news that last winter children were particularly well protected against flu with the nasal spray vaccine".

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The AMA VP said that many Australians confused the influenza with the "common cold", meaning many do not seek out their flu shots or dismiss symptoms of the flu as minor. It's hard to predict exactly what the USA can expect this year, but here are some of the most common influenza questions answered and changes in vaccines from last season. "But it is what we found, and we have an obligation to let people know about that", said senior author of the report Dr Edward Belongia, a long-time vaccine researcher who heads the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Population Health at Wisconsin's Marshfield Clinic.

While the virus affects young children and elderly people to a far greater extent, college students should still get vaccinated. Finally, it's not known how many women knew they were pregnant at the time of vaccination. Peak flu season in Georgia usually occurs in late January and early February. "That is double from what we had previous year".

'The effectiveness in older people could be down to 20 per cent because their immune system is not so strong and they do not respond so well to a vaccine, ' says Professor Booy. Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe illness.

WRAL Health Team's Dr. Allen Mask said to ask your health care provider what is best for you. "But as an advocate for pregnant women, what I hope doesn't happen is that people panic and stop getting vaccinated". This was nearly 60% more vaccines than the 595,467 administered by community pharmacies in 2015-2016, with nearly three-quarters of community pharmacies (8,451) in England delivering the national NHS Flu Vaccination Service in 2016-2017 - 1,256 more than the previous year.

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