A virus mutation has made this year's flu vaccine less effective

Medical experts Flu season may be a bad one

The best advice still is to get the flu vaccine, officials say.

"The Centers for Disease Control has said we can expect a pretty, pretty heavy flu season", Dr. Robert Czwalina said.

Concerns come after a medical journal said the flu shot has only been 10% effective at preventing the most common strain of flu in Australia.

One other flu-related death occurred in Washington state this season, in Pierce County, as reported by Washington State Department of Health. "I'm confident it'll be as normal as 40 to 60 percent effective to protect against the flu", Navarrette said.

"The earlier you get your flu shot, the better you're going to be protected against the flu". A universal flu vaccine would eliminate the need for annual shots, as well as attack both pandemic and seasonal strains of the influenza virus. He adds that avoiding public places during an outbreak, staying home from school or work when you are ill, and covering your mouth if you sneeze is key to reducing the spread of the virus.

Flu vaccines are created to protect against the most common flu viruses.

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Some people, such as those over the age of 65, young children, pregnant women, American Indian/Alaska Natives and those with certain health conditions, are at higher risk for serious flu complications.

According to SRHD, peak flu season in the Inland Northwest is typically between January and February.

If you get sick, look out for severe aches and pains in your muscles and joints, notable fatigue and weakness, headaches and a high fever. "We're not saying it's a great vaccine", Bregier said.

The flu season has just started in North America. Because flu viruses are always changing-it's important to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible. "Getting it during the holiday season is even worse", said Chakravarty.

MYTH 5: Flu vaccines are only for really sick people.

Trivalent vaccine The traditional vaccine created to protect against three different flu viruses-two A viruses and one B virus.

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