Published: Fri, October 13, 2017
Health Care | By Oscar Goodwin

The Facts About The Flu Vaccine

The Facts About The Flu Vaccine

McFee stresses the importance of obtaining the flu shot with flu season closer than one may think. By this time past year, only 71 cases of the flu had been reported.

The 219 flu-related deaths from last season was up from 59 deaths the prior season and 218 deaths in the 2014-15 season. Two children were among the 87 deaths caused by influenza during the 2016-17 flu season.

The free flu shot clinics are for those at risk of complications from influenza and those in contact with people at risk.

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Experts recommend getting vaccinated and frequent handwashing to stay disease-free.

Government announced this week that flu shots would be available starting October 23 through both public clinics and family doctors. WECT News will follow these reports on our website, mobile app, and newscasts. Trivalent vaccines prevent infection with influenza A viruses H1N1 and H3N2, and an influenza B virus. Protecting yourself before the peak of the season will ensure better protection from sickness.

People in Cheshire West and Chester who are the most vulnerable to flu are being urged by th elocal council to get their free flu vaccination, ahead of the winter period when the virus is most common.

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Flu vaccines are created to trigger the development of antibodies in charge of protecting an individual against infection with the viruses contained in the shot.

"Vaccination for those not insured through University is available at $20", said Megan Nichols, a nurse at the Health Services Office. These are the reasons to get vaccinated every year. We at The Buchtelite care about your health and well-being, so we've put together some precautions to help you keep the flu viruses at bay.

"It is important to have one because I don't want to get the flu". There is no fee for the flu vaccine. If you've never been keen on getting a shot once a year (like about half of Americans), think about it like this: Do it so others don't get the flu.

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"It's not 100 per cent, but certainly it decreases not only your chance of getting influenza [and spreading it] ... but it also decreases your risk of being hospitalized".

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