Getting a flu shot in Mississauga and Brampton has never been easier

Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

"I also urge all patient-facing workers in health and social care to ensure they get a flu vaccination to reduce the risk to themselves and their patients this winter". Who shouldn't get the flu shot?

The Health Unit is reminding everyone that the best way to protect against the influenza virus is to get the flu vaccine, which is safe. When "flu season" strikes varies on a yearly basis, but flu activity begins to heighten in October, peaking between December and February, and tapers by May. Changchun Changsheng Life Sciences Ltd. - the pharmaceutical company that was found to have falsified data and produced hundreds of thousands of ineffective vaccines - alone provided 3.6 million doses of flu vaccine for the domestic market in 2017.

One reason for this year's vaccine shortage is likely the severity of the last flu season, which in China lasts roughly from December through March.

Smith, who also noticed last year's flu season was more severe, wanted to stress some of the myths that surround the vaccine as well.

We know a lot about the flu virus and humans' immune responses to it. Michael T. Osterholm, director of the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, and writer Mark Olshaker tracked the government's investment in universal flu vaccine research: "The National Institutes of Health has publicly declared developing a [universal] vaccine a priority, [but] it has only about $32 million this year specifically for such research".

Good news for shot-averse kids and others who cringe at the sight of needles: After a two-year hiatus from the market, the nasal spray flu vaccine has been re-formulated and is back as we enter the 2018-2019 flu season.

Signs of a potentially serious case of the flu include high fever, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat, significant tiredness or confusion, and feeling better then getting worse.

There is more of a need to get immunized in Goodhue County. If you are ill, stay home. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, after reviewing 31 vaccine response studies comparing groups of different ages, called for more potent formulations for the elderly. The Ontario Ministry of Health recommends that everyone over the age of six months should get a flu shot.

The flu jab is one of the 15 healthcare essentials that everyone with diabetes is entitled to through the NHS every year.

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