Protect yourself and kids

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The new influenza vaccine is not working and the earlier the vaccine is given, the better the vaccine will be. The government changed the US flu vaccine distribution schedule this year. It switched to five-day vaccinations, instead of a seven-day schedule. The CDC calls it the “new normal”. Can you feel the flu right now? Does it start spreading in early August?

Have you heard of the “Young Influenza Syndrome”? These children are not showing the typical signs and symptoms of an influenza infection. Children just not seem to be at risk of developing a flu-like illness. The big question? Have they caught the virus?

Telling the difference between young children and adults can be difficult. For example, can you tell the difference between a child and an adult?

“When looking at the white line from a source code, the age difference of the two factors will create a small gap or a significant gap between the two groups,” says Prof. Adam Michaels, whose company oversees the repository of the information.

What about the differences between flu-like symptoms? Are young children more likely to have persistent fever or more lethargic, and not have other symptoms? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) questions that too. They say the data from the database supports the theory that while the flu is getting better, more children are becoming infected and being hospitalized, instead of the older age groups.

If you suspect an infection, get it checked out right away, because the time to prevent it is now. The CDC says we should all have seven days of vaccination with a five-day schedule. So should you skip it? You’re not going to catch the flu, is the risk of getting sick worse this year than other years? The CDC says so far it is.

Does having a contagious person next to you make you more susceptible to infection? Not really, according to the CDC.

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