Afraid of the needle? CDC approves flu shot alternative

Vials with medication and syringe

The Washington Post reported in February on the 36-percent success rate and said it dropped to 25 percent in the US against the "most virulent and predominant strain" known as H3N2. "Most people with the flu have mild illness and don't need medical care or antiviral drugs".

For children, the NHS use the nasal spray vaccine because it protects them better, for longer, and is easier and more comfortable for children than the injection.The flu virus enters the body through the nose and mouth so the vaccination spray is given through the nose so it mimics the flu virus and results in a better immune response than an injected vaccine.

Even though 90 to 95 per cent of seniors living in long-term care and 65.5 per cent of people over 65 living in the community were immunized, all 63 people who died were over the age of 65.

7 recommended all individuals six months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine, ideally by the end of October.

Myth #2 - The flu shot can give you the flu.

Public Health England have released the figures to try and encourage the over 65s to get their flu jabs. Surface proteins on the virus particles are shown in black.

Here are 10 facts and myths about the flu so that you can be fully prepared to combat it this fall.

It's impossible to predict how bad this year's flu season will be.

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This is important because typically older adults' bodies do not respond as well to the flu vaccine due to their naturally weaker immune systems. The overall vaccine effectiveness for women was considerably higher (49% versus only 38% for men).

The main strains that circulated last winter were Flu A (H3N2), which largely affects older people, and Flu B.

Summary of data to support the choice of influenza vaccination for adults in primary care is available online. It's best to get the shot, odds are it will protect you better than not getting it.

Credit: Air Force District of Washington.

"They went back and they reformulated the vaccine.Tthey put a different H1N1 strain in this new one". This comes from recommendations from the World Health Organization.

"It's key that everyone understands our best protection is a seasonal flu vaccine, which are now available and can help mitigate the severity of this season", said Dr. Andi Shane, medical director of hospital epidemiology at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Certainly, more evidence is needed before public health experts can say whether influenza prevention strategies should vary by gender or whether a gender-specific influenza prevention strategy is warranted. But for now we know that flu vaccine effectiveness seems to be higher in women but men seem to recover faster from the influenza infection.

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