Health officials urge residents to get flu shots

20 October, 2018, 10:44 | Author: Lillian Steele
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However, people are still convinced of these popular misconceptions despite the fact that they have been debunked time and time again by doctors, experts, and scientists, including Jean Moorjani, a pediatrician at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

A recent survey found that a large number of parents think the flu shot can result in flu infection. "We will have complete supplies by the end of November and the main epidemic of flu every year tends to come after this". There is no way you can get the flu.

Primary school children will be vaccinated at school.

"It is recommended that those healthcare workers without a medical contraindication to influenza vaccination, who decline vaccination, wear a mask for the duration of the influenza season whilst undertaking clinical tasks and/or directly interacting with patients".

If for any reason a form has been lost, a replacement can be obtained by contacting Fife's Immunisation Team by email at This vaccine offers improved protection for the elderly.

All indicators that the CDC uses to track flu are below their thresholds.

People aged 65 and over, pregnant women, children aged between two and nine and those with an underlying health condition are advised to have the vaccine.

They are trying to fend off the watery eyes, sore throats, aching body, fevers and chills all associated with the dreaded flu, by getting the flu vaccine that should hold them through to the next year.

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This is what the flu virus wants - it wants to spread, grow and multiply and we give it the flawless environment if we don't vaccinate those considered to be most at risk.

Doctors say any healthy person six months of age or older should get the flu shot.

Saskatchewan Chief Medical Health Officer Saqib Shahab said it's never been easier to get the vaccine and encourages people to get the shot early.

As cold weather settles in, Downriver residents can protect themselves from the flu by receiving a flu shot at an upcoming Community Flu Shot Clinic, sponsored by Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80,000 people died nationwide last flu season from the illness, which was the highest death toll in at least four decades.

While there are many misconceptions about the flu vaccine, "the most common one we hear is that it gives people the flu", Lin said.

Kids who've received a flu vaccine in the past only need one dose going forward.



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