Influenza vaccine helps people to stay away from the danger of flu. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that among Sep. 1, 2010 and Aug. 31, 2011 there is 115 flu deaths case and this could be prevented with influenza vaccine.
Flu or influenza infecting millions of people every flu season in the United States, including other country, causing respiratory illness even death. Flu infection spreads across the country, from person to person, family to family, and community to community. Healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu and spread it to family and friends.
The influenza vaccine prevents children from flu but any underlying disease erodes their immune system and makes them susceptible to the flu. Nineteen percent of the kids who died of flu were already suffering from underlying lung diseases like asthma.
“It’s vital that children get vaccinated. We know the flu vaccine isn’t 100 percent effective, especially not in children with high risk medical conditions. That’s why it’s essential that these two medical tools be fully utilized.” Dr. Lyn Finelli, chief of the CDC’s Surveillance team said.
“Vaccinate first; then use influenza anti-viral drugs as a second line of defense against the flu. Right now we aren’t fully using the medical tools at our disposal to prevent flu illnesses and deaths in children.” He added.
“The influenza vaccine prevents the flu, and if someone does come down with the flu, the vaccine can help avoid serious complications.” Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the CDC said.