Flu vaccination can be only 10-percent effective, study says

People most at risk from flu-related death are people older than 75, and people living in less-developed nations, according to the study.

Paulina Rodriquez, infection control practitioner at Abilene Regional Medical Center, said that cases are tracking similarly to a year ago.

Abilene pharmacist James McCoy said he hasn't seen a large number of people coming in with flu so far, but he similarly advocated shots for those who haven't had them.

News reports that the flu vaccine is only 10 percent effective, may have you thinking why even bother getting the shot. The Delawarean, who was infected with influenza A, lived in a long-term care facility and had multiple underlying health conditions. High flu activity has continued in 3 states - Louisiana, Mississippi, and SC - and laboratory testing of respiratory specimens shows that influenza A (H3N2) has continued to be predominant this flu season.

"Now you are relying on the antibiotics as a solution to the Swine flu when we all know that anytime there is a swine flu the quick thing to do is to vaccinate...so that those who do not have the disease they will be prevented from getting it and those who have already had then you manage them". "(Centers for Disease Control), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the American College of Nurse-Midwifes and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend flu shots for all women who are or expect to be pregnant during the flu season". There have been 612 influenza-related hospitalizations reported.

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Four students died of the flu and 81 others fell sick and had to receive treatment at the hospital.

In flu research news, a new paper from researchers in Singapore suggests that flu vaccine effectiveness for some influenza A and influenza B viruses drops within 6 months of vaccination.

This year, the ever-changing H3N2 virus may have become adapted to this year's vaccine.

Officials from both agencies are urging residents to get their annual flu shot. Go to https://www.vaccinefinder.org to find a location near you where you can get vaccinated.

"Our ER director here at the hospital mentioned to me today that we've seen definitely in the last two weeks an increase in cases", said Christus St. Patrick's Infectious Disease Specialist, Dr. Timothy Haman.


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