The flu shot may do more than just protect you from the flu, it could also be good for your heart. Even still, the California Department of Public Health expects several more weeks of flu activity and the mortality rate could continue to climb because it can be days or weeks after the initial infection that complications can set in.
Yet some parents still feel nervous about the potential effects of vaccines, and researchers want to make absolutely sure the vaccines recommended for pregnant women are safe.
Eleven people, including 10 children and a pregnant woman, have died from the flu this season in Tennessee.
Typically the state of Tennessee sees two to three pediatric flu deaths per season.
AstraZeneca Plc (AZN.L) (AZN.N) said on Wednesday an advisory committee of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended the use of its FluMist Quadrivalent vaccine in the upcoming flu season, reversing its earlier position.
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"We predicted back on October 10 that we thought this was going to be a particularly tough season because of what was going on in the Southern Hemisphere, where they see the flu before we do", says Dr. Williams. "Most deaths from pertussis are in very, very young babies who aren't eligible to get the vaccine", Sukumaran said.
"The fact that the authors found no reason to believe exposure to vaccines during pregnancy caused serious harm to infants in the first six months of life is reassuring", Regan said by email.
To assess the safety of the flu and Tdap vaccines, Sukumaran and her colleagues gathered information from the Vaccine Safety Datalink, a collaboration between the CDC and eight health care systems across the nation.
The nasal spray influenza vaccine will be available to patients in the United States again.