Flu Vaccine – Is it worth it?

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If you are worried about vaccines because you heard bad things about them, please read this article about vaccine facts.

Vaccines work to save lives. If we stop vaccination disease such as measles, mumps, etc. will return.

Doctors say all children should get the recommended vaccinations to prevent the resurgence of illnesses that have been eradicated.

The flu can spread easily and quickly. It is best to get the flu shot at the beginning of the influenza season, from October to December. Vaccination is the best way to prevent getting the flu and spreading the virus to others.

Each year leading experts make the best possible guess at predicting which flu strain is going to affect the public and cater the flu shot to that strain. Even a partially effective vaccine is better than none, and so it behoves everyone to get their shots.

Skipping your flu shot spreads the flu.

My workplace offers the flu vaccine every year on a voluntary basis for its employees. I have been taking the vaccines for over a decade. Last year, for the first time ever, I was worried about taking the flu vaccine because I have been diagnosed with Graves’ Disease an auto-immune illness. My doctor told me it was safe and better for my health that I take the vaccine because I’m one of those people who are at risk of complications when with comes to the flu.

The flu, of course, generally affects the elderly, the very young and the patients with chronic medical conditions (heart disease, kidney disease, cancer, etc.), or those with compromised immune systems (e.g. patients with diabetes). Children under five are more likely to have serious complications of the flu, such as pneumonia. In addition to getting a vaccine, limit the spread of the flu by disinfecting toys and common surfaces and by showing young children how to wash their hands often and in the right way.

What’s worse, it weakens patients considerably and makes them prone to a secondary infection (usual pneumonia on top of the flu) which may ultimately lead to their death or prolonged sickness.

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