Reason Last Year's Flu Season Was Deadly? Not Enough Vaccinations

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Donna Arnett, an epidemiologist and dean of the University of Kentucky College of Public Health, who was not involved in the new research, said the increased risk of heart failure hospitalization found in the study was small but significant enough to send a message.

A team of researchers analyzed monthly flu reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in four communities across the United States between October 2010 and September 2014. Additionally, people that are allergic to the flu shot should take extra precautions when getting their shot.

Health officials also reported 183 flu-related deaths among children, although the CDC estimates the actual number of deaths was more than 600. Flu vaccine is especially important for people with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, young children, and people older than 65. For those without health insurance, flu shots will cost $10.

"I think some parents feel like that's an easier way to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Bhargava says. The virus is then at risk of being transferred to more vulnerable people such as the elderly and those with existing health problems. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it".

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"Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group. The vaccination is given as a nasal spray which is a safe and effective way of protecting not only the children themselves, but the people they may come into contact with". "While the flu is unpredictable, what is predictable is that getting your annual flu vaccine can prevent you from getting the flu, and from spreading it to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers". Speak to your healthcare provider or pharmacist to determine which is best for you.

Ott says only about 1 to 2 percent of people who get a flu shot will have fever as a side effect.

Along with receiving the flu shot, Ott says it is important to: wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your nose, ears and mouth with unclean hands, cough into a tissue or your sleeve, keep frequently touched common surfaces clean, avoid hand shakes and try not to use other people's phones, computers or work tools.

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