Kansas records its first flu death of the season

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"I didn't want to get the flu", Madison resident Claire Cook said.

For more information on scheduled clinic locations, people can visit the website of their regional health authority or call 811.

Last flu season, 92 people died in hospital of the flu in Alberta. Most flu deaths are among the elderly, children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.

The agency does say they received reports during week 40 of two children who died of complications from influenza B but they attribute those deaths to last year's season. This vaccine and others do not give you autism.

The survey has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.

The time to get the flu vaccine is now.

The CDC recommends everyone six months of age and older get their flu vaccine now to be protected.

Moorjani herself has encountered these sort of misconceptions in her practice. They encourage everyone to get protected before the end of the month.

Signs of the flu include a cough, sore throat, muscle and body aches, headache and fever, among other symptoms, according to the CDC. While previous studies have shown that a flu shot can reduce a pregnant woman's risk of flu illness, this is the first study to show vaccination protection against hospitalization. Healthy Schools, founded by former Jacksonville Jaguars player Tony Boselli, said the clinics are getting back on track, offering in-school flu shots to students in the district.

And to be perfectly blunt, the vaccine, imperfect as it is, saves lives.

During the 2017-18 flu season - the deadliest flu season in four decades - 80,000 Americans died, including 180 children.

For Moorjani, the take-home message is simple.

Moreover, the benefits of getting a flu shot while pregnant certainly outweigh the minimal side effects.

'It's our responsibility to protect them, ' she said.