Comprehensive walk-in exams for students Learn more. Forgot username or password? Don't have an account? Sign up. Each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC and the World Health Organization closely monitor the flu patterns in the general population to develop the most effective flu vaccine possible. And, each year, I take time to remind my patients just how important it is to get vaccinated.
The flu vaccine is the best protection against the flu. This year, 2 vaccines are needed for full protection: the seasonal flu vaccine and the H1N1 flu vaccine. Individuals are encouraged to get both vaccines. The City of Milwaukee Health Department recommends that all persons wishing to avoid becoming sick from flu this season receive a vaccination.
Current influenza vaccines do not provide effective protection against heterologous influenza viruses. However, in ferrets with pre-existing immunity, M2SR provided superior protection than FluMist in two model systems. In the first model, ferrets were infected with influenza A H1N1pdm and influenza B viruses to mimic the diverse influenza exposure in humans.
Jump to navigation Skip to main content. The flu is an illness caused by the influenza virus. Flu goes around every year, with some years being worse than others.