Myths about the efficacy of the flu shot must be dispelled
Oct 12 2019
But it is never too late to get vaccinated even in January. Dr. Oz spoke out about the flu season and if the flu vaccine will be a good match for new strains of flu this year. It is especially important to get vaccinated to avoid spreading the infection to young children, the elderly, people with asthma, people with heart disease, and those who are autoimmune impaired, because these people are at more of a risk of dying if they become infected with the influenza virus, according to Health.
Abby Fisher, financial health coordinator at the Health Education Resource Center and graduate student studying counseling, said getting vaccinated is essential in preventing the flu and encouraged everyone to take advantage of the opportunity provided. They will also be offering the high-dose flu vaccine for individuals 65 years and older. "The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get the influenza vaccine, practice good hand washing, and staying home when sick".
Although whooping cough is less common than the flu, it still poses a risk to pregnant women and a potentially lethal one to babies. Flu activity typically peaks in January or February.
The symptoms of the flu include a temperature of over 100 degrees F, combined with a cough, sore throat, body aches, headache, and a lack of energy.
The Everyday Health Flu Map allows you to enter your ZIP code and the system generates flu risk and predictions for the upcoming season for your location. If this is the case, you'll want to be sure you're vaccinated to prevent the chance of getting sick.
Hallberg said people in Minnesota should get their flu shots soon.
Health Canada recommends the flu vaccine for everyone over six months of age, especially the elderly, kids under five, pregnant woman, and people with cancer, diabetes and other diseases.
The sniffling, sneezing, aching, coughing, stuffy-head, fever flu season is upon the area once again. Levine received a flu shot during her visit.
The flu shot is recommended for those aged 6 months and older, according to LFCHD.
Although we're not yet feeling fall temperatures in the Washington, D.C., area, it seems the cold and flu season already is upon us. Flu shots are available during their regular hours, and no appointment is necessary. During this season, only 63% got the flu shot. Experts say herd immunity protects individuals who cannot get the vaccine for medical reasons from falling ill with the flu, meaning low vaccination rates could leave more people at risk this year.
According to various foreign vaccine suppliers, cited by Bloomberg, getting shots from the plant to the patient will be complicated due to the possible no-deal Brexit.