Tuesday, 17 October, 2017

HSE Wants To Make Flu Jab Compulsory For Health Care Workers

Marion County Health Department to offer low-cost flu shots in Oct. and Nov Marion County Health Department to offer low-cost flu shots in Oct. and Nov
Melissa Porter | 10 October, 2017, 16:40

They are also more likely to die from the flu.

I know, it's only October.

"Reducing risks is one of the AADE's seven key self-care behaviors for managing diabetes, and getting the flu shot every fall is an excellent way of reducing the risk of getting sick", certified diabetes educator Evan Sisson said in an AADE news release. "Everyone should receive a flu shot from 6 months and older to help build your immune system".

It's not recommended for people with "severe, life-threatening" egg allergies or those who have previously had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine, Jernigan said.

Stay home when you are sick to avoid spreading the virus.

SENIOR leaders from the NHS and Isle of Wight Council are urging those most at risk from flu to take up the offer of a free vaccine.

"Generally people should start getting vaccinated now", Fishman said, and that they should do so by Halloween to Thanksgiving. "The perception of the effectiveness of the vaccine is the factor that influences most strongly the gesture vaccine: the probability of being vaccinated is five times higher in 65-75 year olds saying that the vaccine is effective", add the authors.

Despite what many people may think, pregnant women are encouraged to get the vaccination as well.

I have the flu - now what?

These types of drugs can also be used in less serious cases, according to Fishman. The flu shot is $20. Even if you contract the flu after getting the vaccine, because the strains aren't an exact match, you'll often experience less severe symptoms.

Individuals who have not previously received the vaccine should make an appointment with their GP to be referred to the vaccination clinic.

The agency collects viruses in the world "and determines how close they are to a virus that goes into the vaccine", Jernigan explained.