Free flu vaccine clinics this week at Community Hospital East

Prime candidates for a flu shot include young children adults 65 and older and high-risk people with a weakened immune system due to heart problems cancer and other illnesses

Getting vaccinated later, however, can still be beneficial and vaccination should continue to be offered throughout flu season, even into January or later.

Over the years, you've probably heard plenty of people declare their reasons for skipping the flu shot.

Friday, October 12th/11 a.m. -3 p.m.

The province says 46 people with lab-confirmed cases of the flu died in Manitoba last winter, the highest number in three years. Even if you've had the vaccination before it's important to get it again because the type of virus in circulation changes every year and so the vaccine changes too.

According to the CDC, it takes about two weeks to develop the antibodies that protect you against the flu. Getting yourself vaccinated will not only protect you from getting the flu, but will protect those that live or work with you. Celeste Philip. "Every person who can, should get their vaccine before Halloween to protect themselves and those they love from the flu". "Usually the flu is a pretty sudden onset of fever, cough, body aches and sometimes people get nausea" said Baron. Anyone in these groups faces a greater risk of more serious complications of flu such as pneumonia and so it is recommended that they have a flu vaccine annually to protect them.

Influenza vaccination during the 2016-2017 flu season prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, according to data from the CDC.

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Anyone can get the flu. It comes down to the amount of the people the flu affects. You are more likely to become seriously ill and have complications like pneumonia or make an existing condition worse if you catch it.

"While the mist would be an option, the shot is still the recommendation", he says.

Last year's flu season was one of the deadliest in the last 40 years. The report details the results of an internet panel survey of health care personnel conducted for the CDC from March 27 to April 17, 2018, similar to surveys conducted since the 2010-2011 flu season. We've put our trust in the flu shot for decades (since 1933, to be exact). They can not cause the flu. Experts have predicted that this year's flu season won't begin to peak until December, so you still have a window of time to get your flu shot before your coworkers, friends, and family start calling in their sick days.

NHS Scotland workers and carers are also offered the vaccine to help stop the spread of the virus to the vulnerable.

Anyone wishing to also eat lunch at a Center for Active Living is asked to make reservations with the center by 9:15 a.m. the day before the clinic.

The nursing students giving the flu vaccinations were supervised by licensed clinical instructors. That means getting proper sleep, eating a healthy diet and engaging in regular exercise. Throw used tissues in the trash immediately rather than allowing them to contaminate tabletops or other common areas.

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