Everett Lamm, M.D.: Get a flu shot. They work!

The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine - AOL

The truth about the side effects of flu vaccine - AOL

"As happens every season, the flu vaccine is made available in batches as it comes into the Ontario government pharmacy, the facility that distributes the vaccine".

Twice a year, the WHO organizes consultations to review the data and predict what strains of the flu will be most prevalent in the coming season.

"This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1918 flu, the greatest killer of all time".

Criticism was directed last season at the vaccine, which was said to not be strong enough to combat H3N2, last year's dominant viral strain of influenza and one that causes more severe disease than others. The agency urges the public to get vaccinated before flu season reaches its peak. There have already been cases of the flu in our area, and it takes a few weeks for the vaccination to reach its maximum effectiveness. A person can get the flu during this period. There's the classic flu shot administered with a needle; and there's the jet injector vaccination, a needle-free option that uses a high-pressure stream of fluid with an injection gun, as seen here.

"We must never forget that flu can kill, so it's vital that people get vaccinated". Children under six months shouldn't get a flu shot, per the CDC-so.is it safe for moms with babies growing in their uteri to get the prick?

Lin said this year's vaccine protects against three or four strains of the flu.

Getting the flu vaccine is simple, and it's the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Coun Tracey Dixon, lead member for independence and wellbeing at South Tyneside Council, said: "Flu is a highly infectious disease which can lead to serious complications for people with an underlying condition such as asthma, bronchitis and COPD". "It's important for everyone to get immunized especially those at high risk of influenza related complications and those who care for them".

If you or your child are eligible for the flu vaccine, I would strongly encourage you to take up the offer.

Cherry stressed that vaccination naysayers miss the point when critiquing the flu vaccine. Check with your insurance provider for details of coverage. Here are five myths and facts that can help you and your loved ones reduce the risk of catching the flu.

"We know that the flu vaccine is not wonderful". Try to get seven to nine hours of sleep every night and practice good hygiene by frequently washing your hands. But some people might wonder, can you get the flu from a flu shot?

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