We encourage this for you - and for the people around you, too.
Health officials say the flu is already present in Oklahoma and has led to several hospitalizations in the state.
The flu vaccine is available for free to Ontario residents over 6-months old.
Ah, fall-the season of apple picking, pumpkin spice, and.flu shots. Some have medical reasons for being unable to have the shot, but others go without by choice. Why?
One local pharmacist we asked about vaccine stocks declined to comment, but referred us to HS Forth Valley Consultant in Public Health Medicine, Dr Henry Prempeh. They may be skeptical about vaccines in general. Some common misconceptions about the influenza vaccination is that it doesn't work or that the vaccine itself causes sickness.
The 2017-2018 flu seasont ranked among the most severe, with over 700,000 reported hospital visits and 180 pediatric deaths. However, it's been recently shown that human respiratory mucus protects flu viruses that are in aerosols and in droplets on a surface from decay regardless of the humidity.
The vaccine reduces the severity of flu symptoms for those who may get sick, and reduces hospital-based Intensive Care Unit admissions related to the flu.
While most healthy people recover from the flu, it can be passed to others with weakened or underdeveloped immune systems.
However, it doesn't matter how contained or widespread flu outbreaks may be, the best way to combat the disease is to get a flu vaccine and practice good hygiene, said Dr. Keith Ramsey, medical director of Vidant Medical Center Infection Control.
Question is, do you take the same care to maintain your own health?
This article was released by the Orange County Health Care Agency.
Doctors say the flu is a serious disease that should not be taken lightly. Eighty percent of the children who died had not received the flu shot.
The second new flu vaccine is being offered to those in high risk groups, and healthcare workers. This is unequivocally false. The flu shot can help protect you from this virus! It is important to start early in the season for children, as two doses of the vaccine may be necessary, with the shots given at least four weeks apart.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread of flu and prevent deaths.
Why should you get a flu shot?
"That doesn't mean you now have the flu".
In Montana, the flu season usually peaks in February and lasts through May; however, influenza outbreaks can be unpredictable.
'The song and our video are really about canvassing members of the public about the importance of getting their flu jabs.
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