Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Health Matters: Should you get the Flu Shot?

Flu shots now available through house calls by pharmacists Flu shots now available through house calls by pharmacists Regina 980 CJME Joseph Ho
Anna Jefferson | 25 October, 2018, 02:35

"In the past many years ago millions of people died from Influenza, the seasonal flu and now with immunization we have been able to control that significantly".

As we brace for another flu season to start, local doctors are urging people to get vaccinated.

Flu shots are free to residents of Saskatchewan.

Last year, more than 80,000 people died from the flu across the country, including 154 from CT.

Australia-wide, federal government figures tell a similar story, with a total of just over 41,100 notifications for the year to date, compared with 215,280 reports for the same time in 2017.

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Flu germs can live on theses surfaces for up to 24 hours. They are pushing for everyone to get vaccinated in October.

"Regardless of whether the vaccine is a good match or a less optimal match it still is recommended for people to take advantage of the influenza vaccine each year because it can reduce the risk of becoming infected and reduce the risk of transmitting the virus onto others", she said.

Influenza commonly called the flu is a viral infection that affects the respiratory system including the nose, throat and lungs. Vail says it isn't easy to predict how severe the flu season might be, explaining that "there were some pediatric deaths previous year, a number of pediatric deaths".

"This vaccine offers improved protection for seniors, especially the elderly".

Due to the early flu death, Mr. Blumenthal said he is joining medical professionals in encouraging residents to get their flu shots. The flu vaccine is a safe, effective way to help people stay healthy, prevent illness and save lives. Researchers have been working on a universal vaccine, he said, but that's still a long way off."So get the vaccine every year".

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