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Vaccinations Stressed as Flu Season Begins

10 October 2018

She says there are several types of flu vaccines available such as the standard dose flu shots, high dose shots, shots made with adjuvant, cell-based flu vaccine, recombinant vaccine, and Live attenuated influenza vaccine.

Health officials recommend that almost all Americans get flu vaccinations to blunt the impact of a disease that annually infects millions.

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Ricardo Raggio, 27, film/video major, winces as he gets a free flu shot from student nurse Jennifer Murphy at the Library Lawn on Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Even healthy people get the flu, and it can be serious. Of those who died, 42 percent were known to have been vaccinated, and 58 percent were either not vaccinated or had no documentation of flu vaccine, said to DHHS spokesman Cobey Culton. "This year, in the southern hemisphere, it's been a mild-to-moderate Influenza-A-dominated year, with an H1N1 strain as opposed to last year's H3N2 strain", Hilderman said.

Traditional flu vaccines (called "trivalent" vaccines) protect against three flu viruses: influenza A (H1N1), influenza A (H3N2) and influenza B. You may also come across vaccines called "quadrivalent" vaccines which protect against an additional B virus.

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"It's important to get vaccinated against the flu since influenza, a serious, contagious respiratory illness, caused by flu viruses, that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death".

Myth 3. Flu shots don't work - I once got the flu a week after I was vaccinated. Vomiting and diarrhea are not primary symptoms of influenza.

So, should I get one?

"It is important to be prepared during this flu season, and we are dedicated to supporting our community by providing patients with these essential vaccinations and educating them on additional measures they can take to help reduce their risk of getting the flu". Alas, now I do not know if there is already a new batch of vaccines in the sale, as before, all medicines must undergo a mandatory certification. "When people get immunized, they protect not only themselves, but also people around them who may be more vulnerable, such as seniors, young children, pregnant women, and those with existing health conditions".

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Students and faculty walked over to the Library Lawn and received a free flu vaccine at their best suited time, with the open availability that was offered by the Health Center. "Getting the flu is not a big deal for some of us, but it is deadly for others".

Vaccinations Stressed as Flu Season Begins