Mann adds that “the important thing is get it and get it now”.
Each year, the CDC estimates that almost 111 million work days are lost due to the flu, resulting in approximately $7 billion per year in sick days and lost productivity. But physicians point out some flu protection is better than none. Providers can charge for an office visit or a vaccine administrative fee.
They are offering a drive thru vaccination for residents ages three and older.
No one wants to get the flu, which is marked by fever, aches and pains, congestion, fatigue and other symptoms. Both vaccines provide a stronger immune response for better protection. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. And did we mention the flu can kill?
“The Florida Department of Health offers the flu shot, including free flu shots for children 18 and younger”.
“They are the strains that are recommended by the CDC and World Health Organization”, said Heck. While rates are slightly higher among University students – at around 57 percent according to Dr. Meredith Hayden M.D., director of Student Health – they are still well below the 70 percent set by the Department of Health and Human Services.
King said the health center encourages students who receive their flu shot to share the reasons why they get vaccinated and to use #FightFluAtKSU on social media.
“Flu spreads very easily, especially among children”.
People with severe, life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or any ingredient in the vaccine can not get the flu shot.
Flu season draws near, starting November and ending in February. They say many people have a lot of misunderstandings about the shot. People with the flu feel bad.
People of all ages should take steps to protect themselves from the flu.
“Flu vaccination is available at your GP surgery and at many community pharmacies across Wales”.
The flu vaccine’s effectiveness varies from year to year, but for those who still get the flu, the symptoms are milder than in those who haven’t been immunized.
Mary Walker Health Center has a total of 1,000 vaccines to give out and is waiting on more shipments of vaccines to continue scheduling flu clinics, so Friday is not the last chance for Oswego State students to get vaccinated. Second, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.
“Last winter there were 2,680 patients with confirmed flu in hospitals – 192 in intensive care units. It is impossible to say when we will peak each year”.
Andrew Adams, public health emergency preparedness coordinator with the Riley County health department, said flu activity may be in the Riley County area soon. Sneezing, coughing, and talking produce infectious droplets that eventually contact the mouth, nose, and mucous membranes of another person.