The Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) will host a FREE Drive-thru Flu Shot point of dispensing clinic on Saturday, November 2, 2019.
While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.
"While healthy people normally recover from the flu, getting a shot keeps you from spreading the virus to people 65 and older, children under five, pregnant women, and people with certain chronic medical conditions", Herlihy said.
Other forms of flu were also circulating, including A (H1N1) - known as swine flu - as well as the B strain.
"I welcome last year's increase in uptake of the flu vaccine among healthcare workers but we want such a positive development to continue".
"In the 2018-19 season, there were 1,293 confirmed cases of flu across counties Carlow, Kilkenny, South Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford". The best way to do that? That vaccine has four times the amount of antigen than a regular shot. It causes a few hundred deaths in Ireland each year.
Public health authorities in ME say the state has received word of the first cases of seasonal influenza for the new flu season.
Even with a flu shot, officials said, it takes about two weeks before the "body's full immune response kicks in", according to Fran Phillips, Maryland's deputy secretary for public health. The flu vaccine is recommended for those above 6 months of age.
Simon Harris said it was important staff at hospitals and care centres were protected against the flu this winter.
If you're vaccinated, you can significantly reduce the odds of being hospitalized for flu, he said.
SJBPH encourages people to see their doctor for their flu shots.
It is spread by coughing and sneezing, so people are advised cover their nose and mouth with a tissue and dispose of it as soon as possible and wash their hands with soap and water.