The CDC estimates influenza killed more than 79,000 Americans during the 2017-18 flu season, hospitalized 959,000, and infected 48.8 million.
Symptoms of flu, which is spread by coughs and sneezes or touching surfaces on which germs have landed, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in joints and muscles and extreme tiredness.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone ages six months and older get vaccinated for the flu virus. Older men and women may, however, get extra protection from a single shot of high-dose flu vaccine.Outside of these groups in which safety and efficacy have been proven, one should not take a booster dose of influenza vaccine on the theory that it would be, at worst, harmless.
They are the first deaths recorded since the flu season officially began on September 1.
"When we each get vaccinated, we boost our own immunity and reduce our own risk of getting the flu", Basta said.
The flu vaccine is made each year based on scientists' predictions of which influenza virus strains will be most problematic in the United States.
"Keep in mind the people that do have [allergies to the shot] should receive the flu vaccine in their doctor's office and not a drug store, that way they can be monitored for any reactions", said Kearah Cenotti, medical assistant at Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Center.
"You may have a few days after you get your flu shot where you perhaps aren't feeling 100 percent", Han said.
Avoid people who appear sick. They hadn't received a flu vaccination, according to the state's department of health.
Alan White, Staffordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: "Schools can make very good breeding grounds for illnesses like flu, because children don't tend to use tissues or wash their hands as much as adults".
"Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group". The flu vaccine is a safe and effective means of protecting yourself and your family.