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Flu shot immunization innoculation influenza health syringe needles Newfoundland and Labrador has seen a slight increase in its flu vaccination rate over last year
Marlene Weaver | 14 January, 2018, 12:56

The department notes there were no influenza outbreaks reported in Newfoundland and Labrador so far during this flu season.

State epidemiologist Dr. Matthew Cartter said the DPH is now warning that flu season is intensifying.

"These personal losses are a reminder for all of us that flu can be a serious illness, for young and old alike", said Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard.

"That's an indication of the surge of flu cases in the state", Day said.

"Every individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine - not just for their own protection, but to protect others around them who may be more vulnerable to the flu and its complications", O'Neal said in a statement. Day said Friday the most recent total he had for influenza cases in Kentucky ran through December 30, when 1,411 cases were confirmed. "You feel like you've been run over by a truck", said Cartter.

Haggie says there are suggestions that one of the four strains of the virus contained in this year's influenza vaccine is less than flawless.

It's unclear, yet, if that type of severity will appear here, Jernigan said. Data will be available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in February about vaccine effectiveness. "Getting the flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself and others from flu".

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Health Minister John Haggie says Newfoundland and Labrador has had 16 lab-confirmed cases of the flu so far this season

Commissioner Raul Pino said "We want to encourage everyone in CT to get vaccinated, it's very important for immune disorders, preexisting conditions, and for people 65 years and older".

People who have certain medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease.

This year's flu shot isn't as effective against a strain of the illness known as H3N2, but there is still good reason to get it.

The CDC is warning that all high-risk patients with flu symptoms should be treated with antiviral drugs as soon as possible.

He said they've seen a 10 percent increase in flu-like symptoms this week compared to last week throughout the hospital system's 11 Georgia facilities.

The most recent numbers from the Department of Health show things in this province seem fairly normal in terms of the amount of influenza being spread.

The Department for Public Health, within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), reports the state's first pediatric deaths for the 2017-18 flu season. Only influenza deaths in persons less than 65 years are reported to CDPH so the total number of deaths due to influenza is higher.

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