December 19, 2018

Iowa reports first flu-related death of 2017-18 season

01 November 2017, 12:25 | Rodolfo Wallace

Children ages 6 months through 18 years can receive a seasonal flu vaccine at no cost through the Vaccines for Children program, although healthcare providers may charge an administration fee.

Let's hope more hospital workers begin to accept the compelling moral arguments for being vaccinated and protecting their patients.

The flu started circulating in Clark County a little earlier than usual past year, with activity picking up at the end of October. Children under five and adults over 65, for example, are most at risk, as are pregnant people, smokers and people with medical conditions such as asthma, weakened immune systems and diabetes.

"Anyone can get the flu; however, some people are more susceptible to having very severe complications from the flu", said Tulsa Health Department spokesperson Leanne Stephens.

Garvey says you can help yourself and everyone around you by not infecting them if you do get the flu. That number does not include vaccines given at area pharmacies or doctors offices, so the total number of vaccinated people is higher.

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People who are sick should stay home from work or school so they don't spread the flu to others.

According to the CDC, the flu and colds share similar symptoms as both are respiratory viral infections.

The flu is very contagious and can lead to serious complications, said Jalbert. Treatment generally consists of antiviral medication.

Garvey says Iowa's flu season generally hits its peak during the months of January and February.

"Some people delay getting a flu shot in the mistaken belief that vaccine effectiveness will wear off before winter, when flu season typically intensifies", said Dr. Alan Melnick, Clark County health officer, in a news release.

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