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Should I Still Get a Flu Shot?

November 22, 2019

* We’re going to give you a shot in your deltoid here. It is not too late to get the flu shot. We’re still highly recommending it,
because of the season seems to be potentially peaking right now or still it’s
going strong. We are seeing a high level of flu cases right around now. Normally it peaks December January. Last year was not December January, wasn’t almost
till March that we started seeing a large amount of food cases, which is
unusual. It’s actually higher levels right now, this year compared to last
year’s. So last year’s moderate activity, this year it’s high activity. Since I noticed a lot of individuals being out sick of work, that would still be a
good idea to get the flu shot and you know prevent me getting sick as
well. The flu vaccine covers against two strains of flu A and one or two strains
of flu B, depending on which vaccine you get. We do know that the laboratory
confirmed cases of flu that we’re seeing are matching, the EDH three strains, are
matching what’s in our flu vaccine. It takes about 10 to 14 days before we see the flu shot being effective after you’re getting the vaccine. Now given
that we’re still going at a higher level now, it’s possible this flu season
going to last another month or two as it winds down so it’s still a good idea to
get a flu shot right now. It’s just not vomiting, diarrhea. It’s really fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat. “I’m achy, I don’t feel good.” There’s a group of people that
get the GI but the majority of it really is respiratory, and so you just say “I got
cold”, but it’s actually worse than that.

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