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Posted on 12/08/2017 3:02:26 PM PST by WeWaWes
A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division Weekly Influenza Activity Estimates Reported by State and Territorial Epidemiologists*
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Pharmacist told me that this year the vaccine I received covered 4 strains instead of the usual 2.
That’s alarming that the one you caught wasn’t included. What part of the country?
This might be of interest to you:
“Flu-pocalypse? 2017 flu season could be worse, vaccine not as effective, expert warns”
FL Gulf Coast...panhandle
“We are better now but we haven’t been this sick in many years. By the way, both of us had a flu shot late September.”
From what I understand it’s supposed to be a nasty year, flu-wise. Good to hear y’all are on the mend, tho~
My wife and I both noted this year how sore or arms were from the shot as compared to other years. So, I was thinking...heck yea this is good juice! But, sad to say not true.
Since the map image can be downloaded maybe someone more in-tune with posting images can actually post the map.
For what it's worth.
My pulmonologist recommended I have both flu and pneumonia vaccines, so I did. Before that, I went to Atlanta to help my brother who was having surgery and had a nasty case of something right after I got back to Michigan. I hadn’t had the flu in decades but I was so sick for two days I couldn’t get out of bed.
My brother had surgery in the Atlanta VA hospital. He got an infection and died. Very sad. I wonder if I got sick because of a bug I picked up while visiting him in the hospital. I spent a lot of time there.
I was curious, so for anyone else who is...
Scroll down for the info on vaccine effectiveness.
The HN32 influenza A virus dominant all over the northern hemisphere (and southern last season) is not a good match for its counterpart in the trivalent or quadravalent vaccine. But there is some protection afforded by the vaccine.
I got my flu shot yesterday. I’ve been reading this fall that getting it too early leaves you less protected later in the flu season. I got a bad cold four weeks ago today. Took two full weeks to feel somewhat normal and another full 10 days to really get over it. Doc recommended no flu shot while I was sick with the cold
Got my flu shot 30 hours ago. Only mild sore arm for 20 hours or so.
My wife visited a local hospital for a test and she swears that’s where this bug came from.
Sorry to hear about your brother.
I used to get sick a lot more when traveling extensively for business. Nothing like a big aluminum tube filled with people from all over the world to create a first-class bug cocktail!
Hubby had surgery and then 3 days in the hospital last year. There was a constant presence of hospital workers in all the waiting rooms wiping every hard surface down with antibacterial wipes. They were serious.
Then brother wound up having surgery and a hospital stay this summer. Different hospital. Not once did I see anyone wiping anything down.
I had that cold. It was nasty. Was only sick for a few days but the sinuses and cough lasted a full month. I still have some leftover cough.
The VA Hospital in Portland, OR, has issued a new policy, wherein no children are allowed, and any visitor and out patients must wear masks, issued at the door...
The hospital I visited last week, any employee who hadn’t had the flu shot yet was wearing a mask.
Thanks for the condolences. After he died I tried to get hold of my youngest brother to let him know. It took a long time to find out that HE died 2 years ago. I have two brothers left...I think. I know for sure that the county clerk has no record of their demise.
I've read that he flu shot this year is only 10% effective.
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