"Influenza, which people often call the flu, is sometimes confused with the common cold, the stomach flu (norovirus) or other illnesses caused by a virus", said Dr. Rakel Kling, Medical Health Officer.
Director of Nursing Karen Brown says it's hard to predict the severity of each flu season.
With flu season likely to ramp up at any time, health officials are recommending flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. For that reason, health care officials are encouraging everyone to get flu vaccinations now.
"The CDC and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology still recommend pregnant women get the flu shot", Longenberger Warunek said. Some vaccines are made with inactivated flu viruses and therefore are not infectious. "Getting a flu shot is quick, easy, and not only protects you, but also those around you". (Some male doctors are surprisingly squeamish, she jokes, as are some people with elaborate tattoos who are no strangers to getting poked with needles).
However, it is never too late to receive a flu shot since flu season can last into May.
CDC does not recommend use of the nasal spray vaccine again this season since a study a year ago showed that it was not effective in preventing infection when compared to the injection.
Locally, flu activity this year has been described as sporadic, however, state epidemiologist Zack Moore, MD, says the number of cases should begin to increase in the coming weeks. You also can find a place to get vaccinated athttps://vaccinefinder.org/.
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Flumist, the nasal pump spray, is no longer recommended for anyone because it's inefficient in delivering the vaccine, according to the CDC.
Even North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper joined in with the encouragement, asking residents to be proactive and get their flu vaccination.
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National parks are free on several government holidays throughout the year including Martin Luther Day and Veterans Day weekend. Increases to fees at Mount Rainier, Rocky Mountain, and Shenandoah National Parks will take effect on June 1.
Haleyi claims Weinstein later came to her NY apartment and pleaded with her to come on a romantic-sounding trip to Paris. Since the start of this month, Weinstein has faced numerous allegations of harassment and sexual abuse .
Taylor Swift has proved once and for all that the old Taylor really is dead by appearing to be NAKED in her new music video . " Ready for It? " on Instagram Monday announcing that the video will release on Thursday.
Tesla is going worldwide, and it's reportedly headed to the world's biggest consumer of electric vehicles to build a new factory. The electric-car company said in June that it would "clearly define" its production plans in China by the end of the year.
Mathews was previously charged with child endangerment but was free on bond and had to wear an ankle monitor. To date, Sini Mathews has not been charged in the disappearance or death of her adopted daughter.
The briefing, which was classified, was presented by four senior US intelligence chiefs, including then-FBI Director James Comey. The firm's founder, Glenn Simpson, had previously given a 10-hour interview to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced the joint investigation with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. This is more about uranium and whether or not government actually functioned properly", he said .
The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link . Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 1.09 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report.
In April, a Mega Millions ticket worth $177 million dollars was sold in Stuttgart to a couple from Lubbock, Texas . Mega Millions , which began in 1996, is sold in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S.
Microsoft cloud annualized run rate passes $20 billion
Surface revenue by itself was up 12% from a year ago, which is good news for Microsoft following a dip in the previous quarter . As for Windows, revenue from companies putting Pro versions of the operating system on devices was up by 4 percent.
Senate Throws Out CFPB Rule Allowing Consumers To Sue
Prior to the rule, the CFPB said companies could "sidestep the court system" by "forcing consumers to give up or go it alone". On the flip side, allowing the rule to stand likely would have caused an explosion of class-action lawsuits.
Reliance Entertainment Unveils Golmaal Again Merchandise
Once again Rohit Shetty and Ajay Devgn's collaboration has turned gold at the Box Office and proved why this jodi is most wanted. With this, Ajay Devgn's film gas already entered the Rs 100 crore club when it comes to worldwide numbers.
Kourtney Kardashian Addresses Those Pregnancy Rumors
Sources told InTouch Weekly Jenner called it quits with Gamble as she reportedly prepares to welcome three more grandchildren. Well, apparently, the contract is set up so that the family can decide who gets what money-wise.
Porsche Unveils The New 911 Carrera T Built For Raw Driving
And if you option the full bucket seats (which you definitely should) then the rear seats are deleted to save even more weight. The DCT drops this to 4.0 seconds. "The vehicle comes standard with PASM Sport Suspension boasting a 0.39" lower ride height.