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Kentucky health officials urges people to get vaccinated

Kentucky health officials urges people to get vaccinated

"In 2016-2017, we achieved 96 percent". Although influenza (flu) activity remains at minimal levels, the virus can still cause illness and even death.

And, approximately 80 percent of these pediatric deaths were unvaccinated children. Influenza can be unpredictable, and activity could increase at any time. National Influenza Vaccination week is a national awareness campaign focused on highlighting the importance of continuing flu vaccination through the holiday season and beyond.

Additionally, these researchers reported no adverse outcomes for women who received both pertussis and IIV vaccinations during pregnancy. This year, there are six types of vaccines available.

It appears a small number of flu cases have been diagnosed in South Mississippi, but it's still not too late to protect you and your family from getting the flu this year.

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Need help finding a place to get a flu shot? "Therefore, the effectiveness of influenza vaccination to prevent ICU admissions or death among the total people in hospital for influenza was of 23%, and in particular, 44 % for the group of people aged 65" or more.

The first vaccine is called the trivalent and the second is the quadrivalent.

Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.

The Putnam County Health Department is having a drive-thru flu shot clinic 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m.at their office at 701 County Services Dr. Consumers can easily find the store closest to them using CVS.com/flu or the CVS Pharmacy app, and for those patients planning to go to MinuteClinic for their flu shot, location information and current wait times can be found on the CVS Pharmacy app or MinuteClinic.com. The nature and virulence of the virus also fluctuates each season, as does the effectiveness of that year's vaccine. If you have questions, it's best to speak with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. The CDC does not recommended one particular vaccine.