Effectiveness of the flu shot

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Mary Walker Health Center has a total of 1,000 vaccines to give out and is waiting on more shipments of vaccines to continue scheduling flu clinics, so Friday is not the last chance for Oswego State students to get vaccinated. "On average, we see the highest number of cases in February, but this can vary greatly year to year". We have peaked before in December, and we have peaked in March.

A hundred years later, the USA is still fighting against the flu.

Because the fu can be so unpredictable, it is better to be vaccinated earlier, rather than later, to be covered for a longer time frame, officials said.

"Flu spreads very easily, especially among children".

"Even if you don't believe vaccinations are beneficial, giving students the option to choose if they want to get the flu vaccine for free is a great move by SUNY Oswego's campus", said Kelly Knight, an Oswego State junior. Doctors say the mist contains the live virus, but can not cause the flu.

Last flu season there were 291 deaths and 4,819 hospitalizations between September 2017 and May 2018.

Buchanan County residents age 18 and older who are not pregnant are encouraged to participate.

As for any new strains this coming season? To help you decide which flu shot is right for you, you need to consider your health, age and personal preferences. "But again, it is very hard to predict which exact strains will circulate because the virus can easily mutate".




A year ago the vaccine didn't contain the strain that caused so many to get sick.

If you have a question about the flu vaccine, call your physician. People at High Risk of Developing Serious Flu-Related Complications.

All health department locations are now offering flu shots to everyone six months or older.

Seasonal flu is as n acute respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses which circulate around the globe.

Some others say they don't bother with the flu shot because it's not effective.

Before the winter season brings runny noses, exhausted bodies and a greater need for naps, students and faculty are preparing to fight off the flu with vaccines.

Or, for additional protection, you should consider the "quadrivalent flu vaccine" that protects against four types of influenza - the same three strains as the standard trivalent flu shot, plus an additional B-strain virus. Student Health will only directly bill Aetna Student Health Insurance plans - students with other insurance providers will have to pay out of pocket and request a receipt to be reimbursed by their insurance.

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