Flu vaccine is the best way to avoid sickness, study says

Doctors visits for the flu down for second week in a row, CDC says

Doctors visits for the flu down for second week in a row, CDC says

After weeks of influenza unlike anything the country had seen in nearly a decade, the Centers for Disease Control said last week that flu cases may have finally peaked nationally. It is also updated that people can't get flu from a flu shot.

"The effectiveness of the vaccine against H3N2 in children 6 months to 8 years of age was 51 percent this season, yet the effectiveness in those 65 years and older was only 17 percent, and the effectiveness in older children and adults under 65 years of age was even lower", Gottlieb said. Dr. Willaim Schaffner who is the Vanderbilt University Flu expert tells,"The vaccine itself contains only purified parts of the virus; there is no live virus in the injectable vaccine, so it is impossible for the vaccine to cause the disease". With this statement, I want to outline what we've learned so far about this season's vaccines and the steps we're taking and plan to take to determine the root cause of this year's findings and better prepare for future flu seasons.

Thirteen more pediatric deaths associated with the flu were reported last week, bringing the total to 97.

But even though the vaccine isn't as effective against the most common flu strain, the CDC still recommends that those who haven't been vaccinated do so.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is already taking steps to improve the flu vaccine's effectiveness for the next flu season, agency Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, wrote in a February 26 statement.

"We know as long as there is flu activity out there, you should get vaccinated and that's one of the best things you can do to reduce your risk and reducing the severity of the flu if you do get it", said McCall.

"As the flu season progresses, there is a shift from Influenza A to Influenza B, so it's really important still that we take this seriously and make sure everyone gets their flu shot", McCall said. The data show that overall vaccine effectiveness for H1N1 and influenza B was 67 percent and 42 percent, respectively, for all age groups combined. "The vaccine is never ideal, but is does appear to still have some protectiveness to it".

While FluMist has been approved for next year's flu season, Schaffner cautions that the real effectiveness of the reformulated version (both in its ability to fight off flu and to increase childhood vaccination rates) won't be known until it hits the public.

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The nasty flu season has brought more attention to the flu shot. Or perhaps culturing the vaccine via cells, compared to the conventional method of egg-based culturing, might make a difference, he suggested.

"We're hopeful if that continues we're past the worst part", said department spokeswoman Melaney Arnold.

Those who get the vaccine and still get the flu are less likely to experience flu complications (such as pneumonia) since the virus tends to be milder in people who were vaccinated.

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