Officials say a child is first to die in Florida flu season


"I'm flabbergasted", William Schaffner, MD, an infectious disease specialist and professor at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, tells Yahoo Lifestyle.

Flu season usually starts next month, and doctors and those personally affected by it are urging people to get their flu shots. "You can not get autism from the flu vaccine".

Kelli Hillerman says the flu shot clinic involves almost 100 volunteers. Experts say that's false. This vaccine and others do not give you autism.

The annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best and safest way to reduce the chances of catching flu and potentially spreading it. "If you are infected with the flu shortly after getting your flu shot, your body may not be able to fight it off", said Moorjani.

Several vaccine options have been approved by the CDC this season.

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Previous year was the deadliest flu season in nearly 4 decades. And we know that the majority of people in the not get vaccinated for influenza, despite it being recommended for everyone over the age of six months. It's true that the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from year to year because scientists have to do some guess work when formulating the vaccine and sometimes it's not the best match.

Alberta Health Services is advising Albertans to roll up their sleeves and protect themselves and everyone around them this flu season. "You likely picked up a cold somewhere, and this was a coincidence". "Even if you are in good health, it's important to get immunized to prevent the spread of illness to high-risk individuals such as newborns, young children, pregnant women, and adults with chronic medical conditions", McGrath said. "That's also not the flu".

According to CBS News, the child, whose identity officials have decided not to reveal to protect the privacy of his family, tested positive for influenza B and died sometime between September 30 and October 6.

Pediatricians from around Chicago have an urgent message for parents.