Good Mood Might Improve Flu Vaccine Effectiveness

The group recommended a new influenza A H3N2 strain, and swapped out the Victoria-lineage B strain with a Yamagata-lineage virus that had been recommended a year ago as the second B strain in quadrivalent vaccine formulations.

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The panel has recommended changing the influenza A component of the vaccine to better protect people against the flu next year.

Dan Jernigan, MD, MPH, with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, was asked about the WHO's new H3N2 component recommendation today at an annual news briefing hosted by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) to raise awareness about seasonal flu vaccination.

According to the Health Department, those who come to the clinic "should bring their insurance card with them to the flu vaccine clinic".

CDPH encourages Californians to contact their health care provider, physician's office, clinic or pharmacy about obtaining the flu vaccine. He says getting shots cannot only protect your co-workers, classmates, and neighbors, but also your longevity.

"The flu is easily spread through coughing or sneezing and by touching something such as a doorknob with the virus on it and then touching their nose or mouth, therefore good hand-washing habits are important in preventing the flu; however, the best way to prevent the flu is to get the vaccine", the release stated.

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Published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, researchers analyzed 138 people aged 65 to 85 for a study and tracked their mood, diet, exercise and sleep patterns in the six weeks before they got a flu shot. This includes older adults, younger children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, smokers and people who live in nursing homes.

And based on the data so far, maybe try having a really great time next time you're due for a flu jab.

As a result, the researchers found patients had very high levels of antibody for two out of three of the viruses present in the vaccination, even before they were immunised.

Among children, ages 6 months to 17 years old, 59 percent were vaccinated nationally compared to 55.7 percent in MI. "Our goal is to increase coverage for children of all ages". Contrary to popular myths, the flu vaccination does not give you the flu.

The hospitalization rate last season for influenza was almost double that of the 2015-2016 season, officials said. Pneumococcal disease is often a common and deadly complication of influenza.

According to officials, the vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu although some people may have mild soreness and redness near the site of the shot and a low fever or slight headache.

He said that for this season, health officials are recommending only injectable vaccines, not nasal spray flu vaccine.

  • Myrtle Hill