HSE launches annual flu vaccine campaign

Why doctors want you to get your flu shot this month

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San Juan Basin Public Health has a limited supply of specialized flu vaccine, including high-dose flu shots for seniors and a preservative-free vaccine for pregnant women, according to a news release.

Chapter 12 shows the global Flu Vaccine (Influenza Vaccine) market plans during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023 separated by regions, type, and product application. Some places, including Publix and CVS, even offer store discounts if you get a flu shot. "To better serve students, especially when we're talking about the flu season, we're going to fill up those [appointment] slots as much as possible".

Two years ago, Florence itself saw a particularly heavy inundation of flu-related illnesses among school-aged children. Flu vaccines are made with a flu virus that has been "inactivated" (killed) and is not infectious.

"While our flu season peaks in the early months of the year, early vaccination ensures protection during the holiday season when many gather for celebrations and family events", the department said in a statement. "Flu vaccine uptake in Ireland among healthcare workers now compares favourably with other countries in Europe where traditionally uptake has been low", according to interim head of the HSE National Immunisation Office, Dr Sean Denyer.

Dr Will Hynds, chairman of Kernow Local Medical Committee, which represents and supports Global Positioning System in the county, said: "People should not underestimate the effects of seasonal flu - it is unpleasant at best and a potential killer at worst".

The state reported 515 outbreaks in all, and at least six child deaths from the flu since October 2017. "It's their social responsibility to get vaccinated".

If you get the flu, the Health Department says stay home from work or school until you are free of fever for 24-hours.

"The flu shot is a dead virus shot - you can not get the flu from the flu shot", he said. "But it's the flu and it can do a lot of tricky things, so we won't know for sure until the season begins in earnest".

Can you get sick from the flu shot?

"Also, newborn babies cannot get the flu vaccine, but they can really get bad flu". If you get the nasal spray, you may experience a runny nose, headache, sore throat or cough. Even so, health professionals say the vaccine is still your best chance for not contracting or spreading the flu.

The GP group said people should speak to their GP practice about how to access the vaccine there. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Consult your doctor before getting a flu shot if you've ever had the immune disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome. "You dont want to get it too late".

It's time to roll up you sleeve. If it makes you feel better, by all means, go ahead.

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