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Get your flu shot, Newfoundland and Labrador health minister says

12 January 2018, 12:14 | Todd Saunders

Health Minister John Haggie.- Clarence Ngoh

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"Yes, there might be concerns about one of the four elements, but at the end of the day there's still the other three and still a significant benefit to be had by getting a flu shot, even now".

"I think the flu vaccine is working on less than 10% of the population", Shaikh said.

It takes most people a week or so to recover from normal flu so if your symptoms are worse or running over that time, it could be a sign of a worse strain.

That being said, the best way to protect against the flu is to get the vaccine.

Emergency rooms are being overloaded with sick patients.

In the report Thursday, the department said flu activity is showing a continued increase across the state.

Virginia Health officials are warning Williamsburg residents to get their flu shots before it's too late.

That might be the result of an earlier season.

Australia is recovering from its worst flu outbreak on record with the number of people needing hospital treatment double that of previous year. The first small number of confirmed flu cases emerged in mid-October, according to the district. Peak season is anywhere from 6,000 to 8,000 cases. So far this season, there have been 1029 lab-confirmed cases.

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The prominent strain in this year's flu season was H3N2.

Those over the age of 9 are eligible for the free shot.

"If you're at high risk or have symptoms such as difficulty breathing, chest pain, dizziness, confusion, persistent vomiting, can not drink fluids, or have flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever or worse cough, seek emergency medical care immediately", Dr. Christ said.

In the previous season, 219 people died in North Carolina from the flu.

Typically, the flu vaccination period is from September to mid-December, with most providers ceasing immunization efforts after this time frame.

You should also keep warm and drink plenty of water to avoid getting dehydrated.

"I learned the hard way to take up the flu jab having been laid low for two weeks before Christmas with nausea, fatigue and aching muscles which has made me determined to be first in the queue next year". Last week, Huntsville-area hospitals issued an alert asking those with flu-like symptoms to refrain from visiting.

Some of the symptoms of influenza include fever, cough, sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, headache, muscle aches and extreme fatigue.



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