"That number was quadruple the average of 25 deaths each season over the last decade".
Public health officials in East Sussex are urging people to get protected before winter kicks in.
Ott says it is particularly important to receive the flu shot to protect those within society who cannot receive the flu shot as well as those who are immune compromised. Flu shots were available to students, staff and faculty at a cost of $15 and supplies are limited.
"The Flu vaccine can keep you from getting flu, make flu less severe if you do get it, and keep you from spreading flu to your family and other people, especially newborns and young infants, children, seniors, and persons at risk of complications from the flu".
A team of researchers analyzed monthly flu reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in four communities across the United States between October 2010 and September 2014.
"The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year", the CDC advises. There are more flu shot clinics planned in the spring semester.More news: French authorities ground Ryanair plane over cash row
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One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it".
The influenza vaccine does not guarantee protection against the flu but it does lower the chances in contracting it. People should take additional precautions to lower their risk, including those who received the vaccine.
Last season's flu vaccine turned out to be only 40 percent effective. "The single best way to improve influenza-related outcomes is to vaccinate people".
The virus typically grows active in colder months, and the Department of Health reminded the public of the importance of having a flu shot this season.
Han points out that some vaccines have been shown to work better in older adults. If you have questions about which flu vaccine is right for you, talk to your healthcare provider.
Ott says only about 1 to 2 percent of people who get a flu shot will have fever as a side effect.