Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

Health Officials Say Now is The Time to Get Your Flu Shot

To bring this number down, people who are more at risk to getting the flu, like the elderly, are advised to get high dosages of the shot.

While a flu shot may not keep a person from catching an infection, it is known to reduce the intensity of the condition.

There are contra-indications to the flu vaccine as enumerated in pamphlets distributed at the launch.

The vaccine is considered the best available tool in fighting flu, but it's not ideal.

The vaccines contain a variety of other ingredients, ranging from egg proteins to antibiotics to formaldehyde (in trace amounts that won't endanger your health).

All LAIV vaccines will be quadrivalent, created to protect against four different flu viruses: two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. Vaccines "train" your immune system to resist a particular disease so it's ready to fight it if you come into contact with it again.

"Now if you are over the age of 65, there is something called the high dose flu vaccine".

As per this survey, it shows that young adults have been shown to have lower flu immunization rates compared to other ages, making it less accessible for students. Symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. But not for the reasons you might think.

4 has flu vaccinations available, and they are urging residents to get vaccinated to avoid flu related deaths.

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Flu vaccines are available at most health care providers or area pharmacies. These groups are more often under-vaccinated.

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop and to provide protection against the flu.

Sometimes, some individuals simply aren't protected from the virus despite getting vaccinated.

Who should get a flu vaccine?

Still, even a disappointing vaccine lessens the severity of illness and saves many lives, officials say.

How long does a flu shot last?

The survey found that 70 percent of college students in the United States believe it is important to get an annual influenza vaccine, and about 46 percent say they typically get vaccinated.

Experts research the type of virus that might be prevalent during a given season and design seasonal vaccines or shots to deal with the specific influenza viruses for the season.

Websites such as https://vaccinefinder.org can help locate where doses are available in your neighborhood.

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