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DE urgent cares seeing an increase in patients with flu-like symptoms

Toronto's flu season is underway but it's too soon to tell how bad it will be says an expert DE urgent cares seeing an increase in patients with flu-like symptoms
Judith Alexander | 28 December, 2017, 01:15

"Last year was a very bad flu season for us, and it seemed to accelerate over the holidays", Bergen said. "The number of flu cases that were reported last week is the highest in a single week that we have seen in recent years".

After receiving the vaccination it takes two weeks to become effective, making time imperative to avoiding influenza. Across the country and here, in Delmarva, the flu most often peaks in January and February, making this is the flawless time to get vaccinated. While health officials recommend everyone receive a flu shot, older people, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions are more vulnerable to complications. The shot also usually protects you for up to a year, against the strain of the flu virus added to the vaccine you received, so you won't need another for 12 months.

While the nation is seeing a sharp increase in flu activity, health experts warn this year's flu vaccine could be as little as 10 percent effective.

Can I still get a flu shot?

It is also a good idea to stay home if you have a cough or fever, and see your health care provider as soon as possible if you believe you are exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

Flu seasons are highly unpredictable since the influenza virus can mutate and it's hard to gauge which flu strain will dominate in any given year.

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Flu viruses are easily shared at family gatherings, said Dr. Robert Kezirian a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Valley Children's Hospital.

This year, the cell-grown prevention methods are a fairly good match for the common strains of the flu that are circulating. Individuals with weak immune systems and healthy individuals are equally likely to catch the flu virus.

- clean and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated.

Recently, flu and sinus medications seem to be in short supply at several local pharmacies, which begs the question have there been higher instances of the flu virus or are citizens simply "stocking up" on such medications in the vein of prevention is better than the cure?

Seniors, those aged over 65, get the shots free.

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