This season's flu shot is less effective than year's past.
The new findings mean that even more people will be able to get their recommended flu shot without sacrificing peace of mind.
CT is one of 12 states where flu activity is now widespread, the DPH said in its report, which was released on Thursday.
"Illnesses like flu spread easily within families and because of the nature of nurseries, playgroups and the school environment, toddlers and children are often in very close proximity to each other, where they are especially susceptible to any circulating germs".
According to the CDC, fewer than 500,000 American adults may be allergic to eggs-while 140,000 to 710,000 people have been hospitalized and 12,00 to 56,000 people have died every year since 2010 due to the flu. He says it's still too early to tell, but he says those thinking of getting the vaccine, shouldn't be anxious about that myth that you'll get the flu from the flu shot.
She said there is a possibility that the influenza strain they've put in the vaccine this year "may not be a good match", but it's not definitive at this point.
From the start of October through December 9, 401 people have been hospitalized with symptoms associated with influenza, according to ODH.
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The "overwhelming evidence" since 2011 has shown that a flu shot poses no greater risk to someone with egg allergy than someone without, Greenhawt said in a news release from the medical group.
Ask about egg allergy before giving the vaccine.
The researchers concluded that someone who is allergic to eggs is not at an increased risk of experiencing an adverse reaction to the flu vaccine.
One of the main concerns with any vaccine is a severe allergic reaction - known as anaphylaxis.
"My understanding is there's definitely some open beds at this time, we have the capacity to open extra beds if needed still", Khan said.
The flu is now considered to be widespread in CT, according to health officials.
For more on the DPH's flu report, head here.
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