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However, rates of vaccinations are going down, and US Surgeon General Jerome Adams says the dip was partly to blame for the record-high death toll from flu a year ago - 80,000 people.

The health department also plans to announce additional flu shot clinics for children and adults who cannot be present for the drive through event.

Parents who aren't planning on getting their children the flu shot should definitely reconsider. If your child is under the age of eight and it is the first time they've received the flu shot, they will need two shots, spaced a month apart, to build up their resistance.

Florida health officials identified the lethal strain as influenza B, which is less common and generally less severe than Influenza A, though both strains infect humans.

The CDC has published a report that revealed that pregnant women are 40 percent more at risk of hospitalization if they do not get their flu shot.

According to officials, last year's vaccine was not as effective because the strain that caused many Albertans to be sick wasn't included in the vaccine. During the last flu season, which was one of the worst to hit the U.S.in decades, 183 children died from the flu. Overall, an estimated 80,000 Americans died from flu last season.

"This includes pregnant women, adults and children with chronic health conditions, and seniors".

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Messonnier stressed the rarity of the condition, emphasizing that it happens in fewer than one in a million children in the U.S. According to the Douglas County Health Department, a suspected case of AFM is being investigated in a young child.

Ehren McMichael makes it a point to take her three children to get their flu shots every fall.

The best way to protect children from influenza is to get them vaccinated.

Sedgwick County reported its first cases of the flu on Monday but said an increase in cases usually starts in December.

Most pharmacies in the U.S. offer several FDA approved flu and vaccines.

The time to get the flu vaccine is now.

Vaccines are recommended for anyone at least six months old.

Indeed, if the vaccine doesn't prevent you from contracting the flu, it can still protect against the illness' severity.

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