NHS staff urged to get flu jabs to protect patients

13 October, 2017, 00:19 | Author: Hope Soto

The number of affected individuals in San Diego tripled compared to past year, county officials said.

The month of October means that flu season is just around the corner. Those who feel sick before that have probably caught a common cold due to fluctuating temperatures.

Further, Dr. Daniel Jernigan, influenza chief at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told the Associated Press that: "We don't know what's going to happen, but there's a chance we could have a season similar to Australia". Do not forget to carry your insurance card if you are a part of the SEBT health plan.

People in all of these groups are at particular risk from getting very ill from the flu and vaccination is the best protection we have against this unpredictable virus. About 5 percent to 20 percent of the USA population gets the flu each year.

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The temperatures are dropping and if you haven't gotten your flu shot, now is the time.

The flu vaccine is never 100 percent effective, however, a new vaccine is available for the elderly that is more effective than the standard vaccine.

Other suggestions for staying healthy include frequent hand washing, using hand sanitizers, staying away from sick people, avoiding touching the eyes, nose or mouth, and cleaning commonly touched surfaces.

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The flu shot provides protection from the influenza virus strains expected to be circulating this season based on worldwide trends identified by the World Health Organization. For those under 18, the preferred vaccine also protects against an additional B influenza virus.

The quadrivalent vaccines are created to protect against the already mentioned viruses plus an additional B virus.

They say the best way to do that is to flu shots early on to protect the whole family. "Usually just some local arm soreness that you could probably get from putting an empty needle in your arm and taking it out again". If the two sets of viruses are not closely related, the vaccine's effectiveness diminishes, but the CDC assures it will still protect against influenza illness.

Colby also said a lot of people seem to misunderstand exactly what the flu is.

Experts recommend getting vaccinated and frequent handwashing to stay disease-free.

Although the Ouachita County Mass Flu Clinic has already been held, the Ouachita County Health Unit will now hold a flu clinic in area schools beginning Wednesday, according to a news release. These are the reasons to get vaccinated every year.

The Berrien County Health Department will offer flu vaccinations at its offices in Benton Township and Niles with walk-in hours 9-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

And despite the myths you've heard, the flu shot does not give you the flu, Passaretti said.

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