Most common reasons parents have for not getting a flu vaccine for their child include concerns about side effects and the belief they are not necessary or effective, the hospital said. "Results from this Mott Poll indicate that not all parents are hearing this message".
The coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming flu season could pose a double threat, but many USA parents plan to skip flu shots for their kids, a new survey finds. The order marks a 900,000-dose from previous years.
Because coronavirus only began its spread at the tail end of flu season, there's limited data on people who have both illnesses at the same time. The move has sparked controversy, drawing protests and even legal action.
"There is a lot of misinformation about the flu vaccine", said Clark.
ANY SIGNIFICANT LEVEL of flu in the community could lead to the Covid-19 test and trace system being overwhelmed as people present with similar symptoms, health experts say.
Officials have not only been pushing students to get vaccinated en masse before late fall, but teachers as well. "Working together, we can protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our community".
Eaton and Eagle urged Gaston County residents to get their flu shot in September and October, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends as the optimal time for vaccination against the virus.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Al-Rand said, "The National Seasonal Flu Awareness Campaign is one of the most important events on the ministry's agenda".
"We saw actually a leveling of both the percent of positive cases as well as daily new cases (following the holiday)", Eaton said.
"The hope of keeping COVID-19 and Influenza numbers low is riding on one thing - getting vaccinated", Forster said.
The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get the flu vaccine.
"Public health officials are emphasizing the importance of people of all ages, including kids, to get flu vaccines this year", said Sarah Clark, co-director of the Mott Poll.
The finding suggests that providers may need to be more proactive in giving advice about flu shots during visits in the spring and summer, the hospital noted.
Flu also has an epidemic tendency, so if in the time like this if flu cases arise it will be the cause of more fatalities as it will strain the health care workers and the hospitals.
Clark added that for the 14% of parents who fear visiting a doctor's office to get the shot, they can always ask their healthcare provider for an update on safety precautions.
The campaign, which coincides with the COVID-19 pandemic, aims to raise awareness through tailor-made lectures and training courses, as well as to enhance the awareness of community members about the nature of this disease, its causes and symptoms, and ways of prevention provide sufficient amounts of vaccines for target groups, and increase vaccination coverage rates while underlining the readiness of health centres to receive those wishing to take the vaccine amid stringent precautionary and preventive measures.
Some 42 percent of the parents are anxious about the side effects of flu shots.