NY state alone has had more than 5,000 confirmed cases this season.
You can also count on the fact that even in a mild flu season, a lot of kids get sick with the flu.
Sixty-one counties in New York reported confirmed cases of influenza over the past week, including every county in the Hudson Valley, according to the New York State Health Department.
As of January 12, more than 600 children aged 16 and under had been hospitalized, with 93 of them ending up in intensive care and at least seven - all under age 10 - dying from complications of the flu, says the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). "It has to do with the genetic makeup of your immune system, what you've been exposed to in the past, your overall immunity to influenza, and whether or not you were vaccinated". When someone is sick with flu, they suffer severe and long-lasting symptoms. "We'd like to have another 20 or 30 more if we could, particularly we need more representation in the north of the province", he said. The common opinion is that taking vitamin C, Echinacea or elderberry will prevent flu. Annual flu vaccination is the best preventative measure you can take to protect yourself and your family from flu.
The latest data point from the KDHE shows about four percent of visits to medical offices or hospitals across the state were linked to flu-like illnesses.
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According to the BC CDC, the H1N1 virus tends to have the most effect children and non-elderly adults, while the H3N2 strain is more of a problem for the elderly. There were some 79,000 deaths, and close to a million hospitalizations. Looking back even further, 2016/17's influenza vaccine was only 42% effective. This is why some people, as they get older, start getting the flu each year.
"About one in five people will get a sore arm at the injection site, but people can't get an illness from an inactivated vaccine", said Dr. Zimmerman.
Infection with the flu presents a higher risk of serious complications and possible death for certain groups of individuals including young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions, and persons 65 years and older, the department said.
Glenn Ellis is a health columnist and radio commentator who lectures, nationally and internationally on health related topics.