N.S. government encourages residents to get vaccinated ahead of flu season

20 October, 2018, 12:31 | Author: Denise Dawson
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"All the staff here have been recommended to have the flu jab because it's important to protect the people we work with".

The flu vaccine is a preventive measure for people with other chronic illnesses, such as cardiac, diabetes and lung diseases.

No vaccine is flawless, and Cherry said that even if you are protected just 50 percent, you are shielding yourself from more severe disease. The local hospitals and Global Positioning System work very hard over the winter months to deal with the expected increase in people with viral illnesses including the flu.

"This year is the 100th anniversary of the 1918 flu, the greatest killer of all time". However, flu season usually starts in November and lasts until April, so October is the ideal time to get vaccinated so you are protected before cases of the flu start appearing on campus.

Arkansas health officials say the state has recorded its first flu death of the season. "It has about a 50 per cent chance of helping someone not get the flu when they get the vaccine", Newbern said. "Today, there are several vaccines that don't contain egg protein so a person with the allergy should request one of those versions".

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

The good news, at the moment, is that flu activity remains low throughout the country-with local activity reported in North Dakota and MA, and only sporadic activity elsewhere.

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Keep us all healthy this winter - get the flu vaccine.

The vaccine takes about two weeks to protect you from getting the flu.

ESR virologist Sue Huang is at the forefront of a Kiwi-led study that could be instrumental in developing a universal five year flu vaccine.

While there are many misconceptions about the flu vaccine, "the most common one we hear is that it gives people the flu", Lin said.

Good hygiene practices are critical to stopping the spread of the flu, Ramsey said. However, if you are not able to get a flu shot at that date and time, you can contact Wagener for a flu shot.

Luckily for Temple Owls, the University is offering a free flu shot clinic this month in the Student Center Underground.

According to the CDC, people who have severe allergies to the flu vaccine or its ingredients should not be vaccinated. Hand washing also is important, especially after shaking someone's hands.

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