Monday, November 5, 2007

Flu Season, When Does It Start?

Flu season starts to peak in November and continues to peak through April. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend getting your 2004 flu vaccine in the months of October and November in order to prevent an outbreak to the flu virus. Every flu season a new batch of the flu vaccine is made. Scientists consider what strains of the virus are going to be a threat that flu season and develop the vaccine accordingly. There are usually 3 deactivated or killed stains of the flu virus in the vaccine each new flu season.

This flu season, due to the vaccination shortages, the CDC is recommending that specific priority groups get their vaccinations first, and then the non-priority group forgoes their vaccination all together this 2004-2005 flu season. The priority group is as follows:
  • Children between ages 6-23 months
  • Adults aged 65+
  • Individuals with chronic conditions aged 2-64
  • All women who will be pregnant during the 2004-2005 flu season
  • Residents of nursing homes/long term facilities
  • Children between 6 months to 18 years of age on chronic aspirin therapy
  • Health care workers that work in direct patient care
  • Household contacts/out-side caregivers of children under 6 months of age

People who have severe allergies to chicken eggs or those who have Guillain-Barre syndrome (obtained after a flu vaccine) should not receive get a 2004-2005 flu vaccine.

The best tip for flu prevention for those unable to get a flu vaccination or for those in the priority group to further protect them selves this flu season is to maintain a healthy immune system.

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