Percent Of American Adults Skipping Flu Vaccine This Year


While vaccinations like the measles, mumps, rubella, and several others are already required, there are many optional yet highly recommended vaccines that many parents feel are unnecessary.

The common cold and the flu can have numerous same symptoms, but there are key differences.

"If you or someone you know is suffering from flu and they're lethargic or unable to think clearly, or unable to wake up from sleep and appear to be sleeping really, really deep and you can't wake them up, those are reasons to get them emergent care", says Howard. Commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Public Health Dr. Jeffery Howard says his own position is that being vaccinated helps protect the person - and those around them. More than 40 percent of children went without flu vaccines, and about half of adults. NPs can also remind family members and friends it is not enough to simply avoid the patient if they are sick because they would likely be contagious with the flu even before they knew they were sick.

'Myth-busting' is closely tied to the first approach, except that it frequently involves exposing people to a piece of misinformation about the flu vaccine in an effort to discredit it.

The flu is much more serious than a cold.

The flu causes approximately 500 deaths and almost 3,000 hospitalizations each year in Louisiana. The flu vaccine is crucial, not only to prevent flu in an individual, but also to prevent the spread of flu to those who may be at higher risk of complications.

Influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel is an important measure of a hospital's health care quality, according to CDPH. Policies regarding the flu vaccine vary from organization to organization.

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Along with primary providers and local pharmacies, Borgen also said the county Department of Health administers flu shots, typically on Mondays.

No children died as a result of the flu during the week ended December 1, though five children died earlier this season, the CDC reported.

What about those who say that they've gotten the flu shot in the past and still gotten the flu? How can you encourage them to get vaccinated?

Webby said a "slightly reassuring signal" this year is that the H1N1 strain is the dominant strain of flu circulating. In some cases, people were exposed to the flu before their immune system had time to build a response to the flu vaccine.

"That's the strain that's a little bit better match to our vaccine", he said.

As many people turn to the Internet for health information, it is critical to recognize that user-generated content from anti-vaccine supporters directly impact patient medical decisions. "I also refer them to the Centers for Disease Control website,, which provides up to date information for healthcare providers and the public", said Mayer.

Flu activity is starting to increase across the United States, so if you have not yet had your flu vaccine, now is the time!