The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared December 2-8 as National Influenza Vaccination Week to remind people that it is not too late to get vaccinated. National Influenza Vaccination week is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.
Though flu activity remains at minimal levels, the virus can still cause severe illness and even death.
Flu season is on the rise.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), last year's flu season was estimated to be the deadliest since the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. "By getting vaccinated you are protecting your family and those people you cross paths with every day".
"Getting influenza vaccine is the best thing you can do to protect yourself against influenza".
The Hematite Health Clinic is located in the Ishpeming Middle/High School and offers free flu shots to everyone covered by insurance.
Some of the symptoms of the flu include a high fever, fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, and more.
Department of Public Health and Human Services officials said in a statement Monday there aren't many flu cases in Montana right now, but the number is expected to increase in the coming weeks.
On November 23, 2018, a prospective cohort study of 8,827 Australians "FluMum", published in Clinical Infectious Disease, found that regardless of the trimester, women who received an IIV influenza vaccine did not report adverse birth outcomes, when compared with unvaccinated mothers.
Although anyone can get the flu, some people are at higher risk of flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, hospitalization and death.