Just How Bad Is This Flu Season? Experts Weigh In

Just How Bad Is This Flu Season? Experts Weigh In

About 100 more Hoosiers have died from the flu so far this year, compared to last flu season.

Among the state's total hospitalizations, 200 patients were children ages 4 and under, 103 were ages 5 to 17, 346 were ages 18 to 49, 552 were between age 50 and age 64 and 1,308 were 65 or older. You can find out where influenza vaccinations are taking place in your community by going on line to https://vaccinefinder.org. Every region of the state showed an upswing in positive results for flu, and every county in the state is now pegged as having influenza activity in the highest category. This year, it could just be that flu season, which is usually at its worst in February, is peaking early.

- At a press conference Wednesday to update Georgia's flu outbreak, some grim news, but also some reassurances from the state's top health official, Dr. J. Patrick O'Neal.

"We will keep ordering more and will offer the flu shot until June 30", Sullender said. If a person gets the flu vaccine, they should take precautions since the vaccine may take up to 10 to 14 days for full effectiveness.

Pharmacists will be on hand Monday to answer questions regarding the flu vaccine and the prevention and treatment of the influenza virus.

"I strongly urge everyone who is able to get a flu shot to protect themselves and those around them", said Leigh-Anne Stafford, health officer for the Oakland County Health Division, in a statement Thursday. Flu activity is at higher levels than at the highest points in previous flu season.

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People who live, work, or interact with higher-risk populations are recommended to get the flu vaccine to protect those who are more at risk.

Her family will hold a funeral service at 3 p.m. Saturday at New Prospect Baptist Church in Anderson.

Gale Burstein also has said that it is not too late to receive a flu vaccine, as flu seasons are highly unpredictable.

While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

If you are sick with a flu-like illness, stay home for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to see a doctor or for other essential reasons. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use.

To stay well, wash your hands, cover your cough, and avoid touching your face, which is how the virus can get into your body.

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