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Flu season on the horizon

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This season many health officials will be using the Flublok vaccine, which we're told is stronger than traditional vaccines and covers multiple flu strains. For more information about the flu vaccine, the cost associated with the flu vaccine, or to schedule an appointment for your child, call the Scotland County Health Department at 910-277-2440.

Dr. Horne says flu season usually lasts from October or November to March or April each year.

The flu vaccine is recommended for everyone six months and older, including pregnant women.

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NHS Scotland workers and carers are also offered the vaccine to help stop the spread of the virus to the vulnerable. In fact, numerous rumored side effects you've probably heard about the flu vaccine - like that the shot can cause the flu - are actually not true at all. If the University is serious about reducing influenza rates amongst the student body, vaccinations must become far more accessible for students.

For those younger than 50, nasal spray vaccination is back.

Traditionally, most people have gotten flu vaccinations at doctors' offices or government health centers. Given the long and complicated production process of vaccines, the way they are generally created is based off of public agencies trying to predict which specific strains of the flu will make an appearance in the oncoming flu season. Unlike most flu vaccine, which is made from dead virus material that cannot lead to infection, the nasal mist is made from live flu virus that can cause an infection and is not recommended for people with certain medical conditions and sensitivities. "But, you might develop flu-like symptoms - despite getting a flu vaccine - for a variety of [other] reasons".

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 80,000 Americans died from the flu past year.

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Since the flu is so common and not every case is reported, it is hard to find an exact number of deaths each year.

SHS Health Educator Jeremy Garcia said the majority of students treated for the flu at the SHS past year had not received the vaccine. We don't know whether this year will be severe or mild.

"Not only will you protect yourself, but you'll also be playing a part in helping stop the spread of the virus this winter". So many people caught the flu that some hospitals and pharmacies across the US ran out of antiviral drugs, Alabama declared a state of emergency and a school district in Arkansas closed all 10 of its schools.

"It's swift and easy, and anyone who hasn't gotten their flu shot should go get it", said Wainwright, an advertising major. The worst side effect one is likely to incur from a flu shot is a sore arm. Pumpkins, leaves changing colors, hot cocoa - the flu shot.

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Dr. Esper says having your child vaccinated can protect them from the flu - but it also protects people around them who may be high risk.

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