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13 October 2017, 12:22 | Louis Holland
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A total of 71 cases had been reported at the same time previous year.
Health officials say it can also lead to more severe illness such as pneumonia or even death.
The month of October means that flu season is just around the corner.
Last year's flu vaccination programme reduced the risk of flu in children who received the vaccine by 65 per cent.
There have been 221 reported cases in San Diego so far.
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If you need more information on the flu vaccine, Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton, Illinois can help.
There are very few medical reasons to skip the flu vaccine.
Flu-related hospitalizations since 2010 ranged from 140,000 to 710,000, according to the CDC.
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Residents are reminded that they can receive flu vaccinations at a variety of locations throughout the community, including at the Berrien County Health Department, Lakeland Health, pharmacies and at their family doctor's office.
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The quadrivalent vaccines are created to protect against the already mentioned viruses plus an additional B virus. Both numbers are higher than average for this time of year, state epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy said, adding that such numbers could signal a wicked flu season. Testing for the flu depends on which stage the virus is at in a person's body. Vaccination is the best protection against catching or spreading influenza, which is a debilitating and potentially deadly illness.
Experts recommend getting vaccinated and frequent handwashing to stay disease-free.
This year's campaign aims to continue to increase uptake of the flu vaccination which is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of flu.
Another way of protecting vulnerable adults is to vaccinate children, who are "super-spreaders" of the virus.
The first weekly report for the 2017-18 flu season in North Carolina, released Thursday, indicated sporadic flu activity across the state.
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