Free flu vaccines offered in October

Doctor holding a flu vaccine

Infections can cause mild to severe illness and sometimes lead to death. William Schaffner, MD, NFID's medical director, said in an NFID news release, "Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination are an important part of managing chronic diseases". Inflammation can affect blood vessels to the heart and the brain and increase the risk of heart attack and stroke in the two to four weeks following recovery from the disease, he said. She explained that last season, unlike previous seasons, flu did not strike one region of the country and then move across the land. Most children who die of the flu, they point out, have no underlying medical conditions. It is especially important for infants, young children, people 65 and older, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems.

"Last season illustrated what every public health official knows-influenza can be serious in people of all ages, even in the healthiest children and adults", says U.S. Surgeon General Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H. The 1918 flu pandemic, which lasted almost two years, killed more than 500,000 Americans, historians estimate. "We encourage everyone to come to the mass clinic or the local health unit to get their flu shot". However, experts were quick to call out just how harsh this past flu season was, denoting it reached epidemic levels.

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What about if you're already feeling the flu coming on?

That means that even those who have failed to be vaccinated will have a smaller chance of contracting the flu if you are vaccinated.

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Flu vaccines can not cause flu illness. The numbers vary each year depending on how bad the flu season is.

While the flu virus circulates year round and the number of people who are infected begins to rise in October, the peak of flu season usually occurs between December and February in the U.S. and may last until May. "Flu can knock down that first domino of progressive decline, progressive disability".

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Children receiving the vaccine for the first time, Burstein noted, need two doses one month apart. It is a contagious respiratory illness, believed to be spread by droplets from coughing, sneezing or talking, which can land in the mouths or noses of nearby people. Neither type of vaccination can infect you with the flu. Flu vaccines given with a needle (i.e., flu shots) are now made in two ways: the vaccine is made either with flu viruses that have been "inactivated" (killed) and that therefore are not infectious, or using only a single gene from a flu virus (as opposed to the full virus) in order to produce an immune response without causing infection.

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