More parents skeptical of flu vaccines

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"We really want people to understand that you can't get the flu from the flu shot", Jean Moorjani, a pediatrician at Orlando Health, told Health.

During the October 15 event, Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Lu Pau-ching (呂寶靜) said the government had ordered about 6 million doses of flu vaccine this year to provide immunization to a quarter of the population.

As autumn and winter temperatures set in, public health officials in Nottinghamshire are reminding people of all ages to get the annual flu vaccination.

If you had the flu vaccine last season and still got the flu, you might be wondering, why bother this year?

These include all those working in hospitals or the community with elderly patients, infants, and pregnant women, and all those working in high-risk clinical areas, such as intensive care, oncology and Emergency Departments (EDs). Well, it's safe to say that if you don't take preventative action, you just might!

As a nurse, you know that preventative medical tests and other measures can help fight disease and possibly even save lives.

"There are already some reports of the flu around, but we are still not at peak flu season", Cherry said.

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The second new flu vaccine is being offered to those in high risk groups, and healthcare workers. If your fever goes above 100, or you get other symptoms like chest pain or shortness of breath, then get a medical appointment, ASAP.

The reason is that there are countless, ever-changing strains of the flu.

This year, 368,000 doses of the vaccine were ordered.

"Compared to last year, after the first week of our flu prevention campaign, we immunized 850 more people than last year".

"Demand for the flu vaccine from under 65s has been high across Scotland, however Global Positioning System in Forth Valley are able to order supplies in line with local requirements".

The Department of Health and Wellness says it can take up to two weeks for the vaccination to provide full protection. The body produces the specific antibodies needed to fight off the specific viruses that are in the vaccine - making the immune defense stronger. As always, he said that you should consult your physician if you have questions about what dosage is appropriate for you.

'It's made of a dead virus. They may be skeptical about vaccines in general.

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The flu vaccine is available for free to Ontario residents over 6-months old. "That's a common misconception", Taege said. Large amounts of interferon production can make people feel sick but it quickly fades. Scientists found no loss in the amount of infectious virus at any humidity, which means that expelled aerosols containing flu viruses are stable in the air for at least one hour.

Those who plan to get a flu shot must be 18 years or older. Dr. Manning works in the Temple's Infectious Diseases Department, "Now is the ideal time to get your flu shot", she says. There were 302 deaths directly attributed to influenza, including nine children.

In a situation update today, the CDC emphasized that the flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu and potentially serious complications.

In New Zealand, 400 people die each year from influenza or complications relating to it. It's really sobering to see that there were 80,000 deaths past year.

Good hygiene practices are critical to stopping the spread of the flu, Ramsey said.

The classic advice of hand-washing can also help reduce transmission by direct and indirect contact. Studies show flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.

People who are not eligible to have it done for free can pay.

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Experts say now is the time to get your flu shot. "And especially if you are young and healthy".

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