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Why the flu shot this year may not protect you

01 December 2017

If you were wondering how bad this year's flu season will be, experts are warning that it might be unsafe. Like the current 2014-2015 flu season, H3N2 viruses circulated predominantly during the 2012-2013 season.

It's that time of year again - flu season is upon us.

Despite the Australian findings, urgent care clinics KWCH spoke with said they haven't seen too many people with the flu yet. Even a vaccine with limited effectiveness will protect some people from getting the flu.

"Even though we're all using the same flu vaccine, we haven't seen it here in the USA yet".

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's flu activity map shows regional flu activity in Georgia.

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To create a vaccine for each flu strain, manufacturers grow billions of WHO-selected viruses in chicken eggs, STAT reports. A universal flu vaccine would eliminate the need for annual shots, as well as attack both pandemic and seasonal strains of the influenza virus. So far, there have been 105 hospitalizations associated with the flu statewide.

"The earlier you get your flu shot, the better you're going to be protected against the flu". "I really stay away from saying "we should be anxious about this" or 'we should be anxious about that, ' because the flu itself, and seasonal intensity, always has a degree of unpredictability about it", he explains to Bustle.

So, the warning that was just put out that this year's vaccine may not be that effective didn't phase her.

For every vaccination administered at your local Walgreens pharmacy, Walgreens will donate the value of a lifesaving vaccine to people in developing countries as part of our Get a Shot, Give a Shot campaign with the UN Foundation, which has provided more than 20 million polio and measles vaccines. They could be several flu seasons off, but Fauci said he has "made this a high priority" in a budget that the Trump administration has targeted for 21 percent budget cut.

If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever. Staying healthy during the winter can be a challenge, but simply getting vaccinated and following the basic rules of hygiene you learned as a kid could make all the difference.

Why the flu shot this year may not protect you