Published: Sun, November 04, 2018
Medical | By Vicki Mclaughlin

Health leaders strongly recommend getting flu shot

Health leaders strongly recommend getting flu shot

The CDC recommends vaccination against the flu for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed, age-appropriate flu vaccine. Here are some facts and clarifications on common misconceptions about the vaccine.

The vaccine is also available at no charge for clients of long-term care facilities in interim or transitional care beds, respite care clients and new, unimmunized residents admitted during the flu season. "Flu vaccine is made from an activated form of influenza virus and virus component can not cause any element of disease. So I think some of the predictions around what we might be seeing this year is that we might be back to an H1N1 season".

Box encourages anyone who hasn't received a flu shot to get one. Those that wish to get their flu shot after November 21 will need schedule an appointment with the Health Department. The clinic was held last year too and it was such a success, they held it again this year.

According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks to develop the antibodies that protect you against the flu.

Widespread success of new alternative therapies based on broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) has remained elusive, largely due to a similar lack of coverage between influenza A and B viral strains and to the need for multiple high-dose injections to maintain protection.

No medications do not cure and are not recommended instead of the flu shot.

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For kids - and even some adults - with an aversion to needles, one pharmacy chain has come up with a way to help take the sting out of the flu shot.

The medicines work by reducing the severity of symptoms if you start taking them soon after you begin to get sick.

A universal vaccine for the flu would finally put an end to the guessing game by offering protection against a wide pallet of influenza strains.

Myth: The flu vaccine is only necessary for the old and very young.

People can help prevent the spread of flu by washing their hands frequently and thoroughly, avoiding touching their eyes, nose and mouth with their hands and staying home when sick. Of these children, 772 (23%) had a positive test result for influenza and 1674 (50%) were vaccinated in the enrollment season.

"Unfortunately, this is an example of how serious flu can be", said Dr. It does not matter where you go because they all use the same vaccine.

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