Published: Sat, September 29, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Flu season deaths top 80,000 a year ago, CDC says

Flu season deaths top 80,000 a year ago, CDC says

Also, the antibodies a person develops from the vaccine decline over time.

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Last fall and winter, the US went through one of the most severe flu seasons in recent memory. That type tends to cause more hospitalizations and deaths, particularly among children and the elderly.

"Don't wait until everybody is sick to get your flu shot", she said.

With the approach of flu season, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is recommending all Ohioans six months and older get a flu shot as soon as possible.

"Kids have a lot of snot, they have a lot of drool and they go to school", she said over laughter from the audience.

Adams noted that a variety of vaccines have been officially approved this year, including nasal mist, and that they are widely available, including in doctor's offices, local pharmacies, some work places and even certain groceries stores.

Last year's vaccine was about 40 percent effective, which is on the low side for the vaccination.

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"Most people with the flu have mild illness and don't need medical care or antiviral drugs", the CDC stated in a recent bulletin.

According to the CDC, it's hard to predict the timing, severity and length of a flu season. The estimate of 80,000 deaths past year, still considered preliminary, eclipses the estimates for every flu season going back to the winter of 1976-1977. Dr. Sarah McIntire said more patients have had more questions earlier than usual this year.

The vaccine performed better against some strains than others.

Dr Linda Diggle, head of preventative programmes at Health, said this year the department was rolling out three extra measures to try to keep the "unpredictable" flu virus under control. This means it's best to get the vaccine before flu season begins to have full immune benefits. Most of this year's vaccines cover four strains.

Focus on Flu urges Kentuckians to get their flu shots starting Wednesday, September 26 - Kentucky Flu Shot Day - or at least by the end of October, for maximum protection.

Islanders who fall in "at risk" groups such as pregnant women and those aged between 16 and 64 with long-term illnesses - for example, heart disease - will be eligible for a "gold standard" vaccination which offers protection against four strains of flu.

This report contains material from the Associated Press.

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