Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Manitobans Encouraged to Roll Up for Annual Flu Vaccine

Manitobans Encouraged to Roll Up for Annual Flu Vaccine

"Every flu season is different and influenza infection can affect people differently" states Alisa Freeman, Public Health Nurse supervisor.

Your immune system may be strong enough to protect you from experiencing flu symptoms, but what about your grandparents, your baby nephew, or your friend with a weakened immune system? But if you miss it, you can still have the vaccine later in the winter. Pharmacists can also provide immunization services to people seven years of age and older.

The Minnesota Department of Health recommends to wash hands and clean commonly touched surfaces such as door knobs, refrigerator handles, phones and water faucets often.

A special high-dose seasonal flu vaccine is once again available for senior residents of long-term care facilities. Hartenstine's family said her death was caused by flu-related complications.

New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that while influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel in the United States remained higher than the national average for 2017-2018, it still fell below target goals. Influenza can potentially be a very serious illness and is highly contagious.

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"But the reality is that still leaves the majority of the population un-immunized and susceptible to years where you have a more aggressive strain of the virus circulating", Hilderman said. You may experience a mild fever and your muscles may ache for a few days.

There are suggestions for helping contain the virus and keep it from spreading to others.

For those younger than 50, nasal spray vaccination is back.

There are some people that are advised not to have the vaccine.

Flu is a highly infectious disease and can lead to serious complications if you have an underlying health condition such as COPD, bronchitis, emphysema, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease or a chronic neurological disease like multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy. If your allergy is very severe your GP may refer you to a specialist at a hospital.

In conjunction with vaccinations, the CDC recommends that individuals utilize everyday healthy and hygienic habits to prevent the spread of influenza. Make an appointment today - it's free because you need it. While this information is scary, it's more important as an informative statement: one that recognizes the consequences of not taking proper steps to reduce chances of transmitting the flu.

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