People refuse to get their flu shot

Henrietta Strickland
November 2, 2018

It will take place on the second floor of the Police Department Thursday from 3pm-5pm.

The flu vaccine is safe during all stages of pregnancy, and not only helps protect women against catching flu, but can also help protect their unborn child for up to six months after birth.

It is a first come, first served basis.

Last year's flu season was one of the deadliest in decades, and doctors say what you do now could make a big difference in whether or not you get sick.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. It usually doesn't arrive until January or so so this is early.

"Even if you go on and get the flu, it sometimes is able to attenuate to weaken the amount of flu that you get", LaPook said.

Free flu shots are available for some this week.

Stress takes a toll on the immune system, and managing stress well is a key way to keep your body strong while avoiding the flu, Healthy Women reports.

The standard flu shot provides protection against H3N2, another A strain called H1N1, and two B strains - Victoria and Yamagata.

Ontario, which began rolling out its publicly funded flu immunization program October 22, is already receiving reports of influenza cases in some regions of the province and has recorded its first few outbreaks in long-term care facilities.

According to a news release from the Georgia DPH, "During Georgia's last flu season, five children died and hundreds were hospitalized".

The exception to the rule would be if you were running a significant fever, more than 38C, this would be enough to put off the flu jab for now.

People who have an egg allergy may be at an increased risk of reaction to the the injectable flu vaccine because some flu vaccine are made using eggs.

The first thing is that we had a decline in the number of people who got influenza shots and that is very disconcerting. Today's influenza testing has much better sensitivity than in years past. A lot of it had to do with people who are now on social media and and also the regular media who are not getting good information on vaccines. While a cold develops slowly, symptoms of the flu are likely to develop suddenly. Flu vaccines help protect against the three to four strains that research suggests will be most prevalent.

CVS Pharmacy now advises patients to get their flu shots by having signs inside and outside of the store and asking patients if they have received their annual flu shot. I know it wasn't from the shot because outside of the live attenuated nasal spray, all the other vaccines do not contain live virus. Tankut says, "It's important to understand the preliminary symptoms of the flu", like coughing, runny nose, and fever, and stay home if they show up.

See the HealthMap Vaccine Finder for administration sites near you.

"The flu vaccine can not cause the flu", she said.

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