Worst flu season blamed on 'cheap vaccine'

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Despite those flu-shot dodgers, most hospital staffers have already armed themselves for the flu season, Wreden said.

The CDC recommends getting vaccinated before the end of October.

Australia's worst flu season on record has been blamed by doctors on a cheap vaccine.

They know, too, they're caring for people who are especially vulnerable to contracting the flu.

Iowa Department of Public Health officials say the state has seen a low number of influenza cases.

Both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Dubois County Health Department recommend getting a flu vaccine annually.

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That's right on track for a normal flu season.

Most clinics in Montreal will begin offering the vaccine starting in early November.

Flu activity is now low in Clark County and across the USA, said Derel Glashower, epidemiologist with Clark County Public Health, during a Wednesday board of health meeting.

It's true that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine fluctuates from year to year and that it's less effective than other vaccines because flu viruses rapidly evolve. "So it suggests the vaccine may be a good match for circulating viruses this year". The flu causes mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. Quadrivalent vaccines made to protect against four flu strains include a second influenza B virus. For more information and resources, including the Flu Vaccine Finder widget, visit http://www.snohd.org/flu.

The flu vaccine is widely available in Clark County.

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