And what that feels like won't be a nice day, or two or three, off.
If people do get sick after a shot, the CDC said it could be because the protection doesn't kick in for two weeks from the time of injection, a time when a person is vulnerable.
The week ending November 25 saw 204 flu and flu-like cases reported in the county.
The ODH recommends everyone age 6 months and older get a flu shot to best protect themselves from the influenza virus.
The vaccine is safe and effective.
Flu activity season begins in October and lasts through late May, with cases peaking between December and February. "And the counts are about the same in Texas in general, too", Burton said. Lewis County and other areas experienced a spike in cases. Health officials did not know if the child had underlying health issues or if the child was vaccinated for the flu this season.
As it's produced by the pharmaceutical companies, it contains strands adapted to grow in eggs. People without medical insurance can go to a county public health center to get vaccinated.
The Department of Public Health and El Paso Fire Department held a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at the EPFD's Safety and Health Outreach Center, 5415 Trowbridge Drive.
"The elderly in general are at more risk from the flu than others", Burton said.
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"That's about average for us here, but with number of cases going up in OH, we expect to see those trends pick up in Sandusky County", Brown said.
As I said, I didn't give it all that much thought in the past since it seems to be one of those unavoidable seasonal cycles.
He said: "Over 1,000 extra deaths happened last winter as a result of the flu, not directly but indirectly". Fortunately, there were no flu deaths reported within the last week, but six people across the state have died since the season started. In young children gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhoea can also occur, and can lead to some children needing admission to hospital, which can be a frightening experience for the child and the parents.
Burton agrees it's especially hard during the holidays, to be careful and stay healthy. The flu season is now considered to be widespread in NY and California. "If you have guests, limit contact".
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
The flu can be spread from person to person when an infected person talks, sneezes or coughs.
It sounds very simple, she said, but everyone should dispose of all used tissues immediately after using them. Wu said the flu season in CT could extend into April.
Eat well and drink lots of fluids, such as water, soup and caffeine-free drinks.