PREPARE FOR FLU SEASON
Preparing for the Flu shot is the best care you can give to your family per CDC. The WHO and CDC recommend yearly Influenza vaccine as the Flu shot is the best protection against Influenza.
Benefits of taking Flu shot
- It will protect you from getting the Flu.
- It will protect you from Influenza-related hospitalization and death.
- It will reduce the severity of the illness even if you get the flu.
- It will protect those who are at a greater risk of getting the infection.
Who should take the Flu shots?
The CDC recommends that everyone who is 6 months and older should get the flu shot every year. It is especially recommended for those who are at high risk.
- Elderly – 65 years and older
- Young kids
- Pregnant women
- Patients suffering from chronic illnesses
- Healthcare workers and Armed forces personnel.
Who should not take the shot?
Flu shot is not recommended for:
- Infants who are younger than 6 months.
- Severely allergic to eggs
- Had an allergy to flu shot previously
- Suffer fromGuillain-Barre Syndrome
When should I take the shots?
Take it as soon as it is available in the market.
Misconceptions regarding flu shot
- I will get the flu after taking the shot: It is absolutely false. The flu vaccine either has an inactivated virus or it has no virus at all (Recombinant). So, you will not get sick.
- It is better to get the flu: No, Flu can result in serious illness and even death. It is recommended that you get vaccinated.
- Do I really need the yearly shot? : The strain of the virus and its virility changes every year. It is highly recommended that you take your yearly shots.