Ministry of Health reminds public to get the flu vaccine

October 20 11:29 2018

“Every year scientists develop the flu vaccine to match the flu viruses that they think will be circulating for the coming year’s flu season“. However, since strains of the flu may vary from year to year, the vaccine must be received annually.

Health Canada has approved the use of the flu vaccine nasal spray for children or adults who can’t, or don’t want to, receive the shot.

While most healthy people recover from the flu, it can be passed to others with weakened or underdeveloped immune systems. HCA will be offering free seasonal influenza vaccinations for people six months of age and older.

Doctors urge parents to protect their children by getting them vaccinated every year. They may be skeptical about vaccines in general.

It’s also possible that you’ll encounter a different type of virus, like ones that cause the common cold, right after getting the flu shot. An estimated 80,000 Americans died from the flu last winter, and 180 of those deaths occurred in children. Don’t put it off too long – make sure your protected before flu season is in full swing. “You can get side effects, body aches low grade fever, but that is expected”.

The Putnam County Department of Health will be offering High Dose Flu Vaccine for seniors age 65 and older. Shahab said research shows pregnant women are at higher risk of influenza complications, especially in the second and third trimester. The previous season, 4,242 flu cases were reported in Arizona. During this time, your body is developing antibodies to protect you against the virus.

Question is, do you take the same care to maintain your own health?

The flu jab will also be offered to all frontline care staff who are directly employed and those services commissioned by the County Council. “If you go to the pharmacy or to the doctor’s office there’s a good chance someone sitting next to you will be coughing”, Zimmerman says. The vaccine has two A strains – H1N1 and H3N2 strain – and two B strains.

However, scientists tucked away in Wellington are now a step closer to finding a universal flu vaccine that could last up to five years. This is unequivocally false.

“The message is clear: don’t take the risk, get the flu vaccine”. A person can get the flu during this period.

As a nurse, you know that preventative medical tests and other measures can help fight disease and possibly even save lives.

“I’d like to see more people get vaccinated“, Redfield reportedly told journalists.

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