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Too late to get flu shot? Your influenza questions ANSWERED

There’s no question about it. The flu outbreak is of epidemic proportions.  It has spread fiercely across the country, with 41 states reporting widespread outbreaks. the season started earlier and is more severe than last year.  In Manhattan alone there were only five cases reported at this time last year.  This year there are well over 2,000.  If you’ve already got the flu, what can you do about and if you don’t have it yet, is it too late to get a flu shot?

Watch this special segment on PIX11 News Closeup with Marvin Scott for the answers. And tune in (or set your DVR) for the whole show, Sunday morning at 6 a.m. on PIX11.



9 Comments to “Too late to get flu shot? Your influenza questions ANSWERED”

    Louise said:
    January 19, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    Should people living with HIV get the flu shot?

      Abby said:
      April 17, 2013 at 1:38 PM

      Absolutely. If your immune system is compromised by a pre-existing condition, such as HIV, it is important to get vaccinated. Those with HIV do not have the ability to fight off infection in the way that many others can; the vaccine is an INACTIVE form of the virus, therefore allowing your T and B cells to become familiar with the virus. Therefore, in the case that someone actually contracts the Flu, the body will already know what to do, ideally. Scientists and other experts cannot know exactly how the virus will be expressed because viruses can mutate themselves, but overall, they make educated decisions and vaccines do not create problems, they prevent them.

    TechBargain said:
    January 21, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    So many people are sick with the flu in virginia

    manny said:
    June 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM

    oh my that's terrible

    العاب طبخ سارة said:
    January 15, 2014 at 4:43 PM

    Multi gorgeous received

    لعبة سيارات said:
    January 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Thanks for the nice topic thank you very much

    العاب 250 said:
    February 21, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    thanks for all this great and valuable informtions …

    العاب تلوين said:
    April 7, 2014 at 5:12 AM

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