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The Importance Of Getting A Flu Shot

September 22, 2019


SHOULD GET THE SHOT AND DO IT BEFORE THE END OF OCTOBER. NOW FLU CAN BE SERIOUS WHICH IS WHY IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT EVERY ONE GETS VACCINATED EVERY YEAR, FLU SHOTS ARE AVAILABLE IN MOST LOCATIONS. HEALTH REPORTER STEPHANIE STAHL HAS MORE ON THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING THE FLU SHOT. REPORTER: NICOLE, IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT DESPITE YEARLY RECOMMENDATIONS FEWER THEN 50 PERCENT OF AMERICANS GET AN ANNUAL FLU SHOT AND HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THAT LEAD TO MORE THAN 9 MILLION FLU RELATED ILLNESSES EVERY YEAR AND 12,000 DEATHS. REPORTER: STEPHEN ALEX DIRECTOR OF DISEASE CONTROL AT PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH GOT HIS FLU SHOT AND URGING EVERYONE ELSE TO FOLLOW HIS LEAD. WITH INFLUENZA IT IS A DISEASE THAT CHANGES EVERY YEAR, WE HAVE IT EVERY WINTER SEASON AND THERE ARE MULTIPLE STRAINS THAT CIRCULATE EVERY YEAR. REPORTER: HEALTH OFFICIALS SAY THIS COULD BE A BAD FLU SEASON BASED ON GLOBAL TRACK ING FROM AUSTRALIA THEIR WINTER SAW A SIGNIFICANT INFLUENZA OUT BREAK. THEY HAD A BAD FLU YEAR MEANING THERE WERE MORE CASES OF FLU THEN THEY NORMALLY SEE EVERY YEAR, TWO TIMES AS MANY. REPORTER: FLU NOT ONLY BRINGS MISERY BUT IT CAN BE DEADLIEST SPECIALLY FOR ELDERLY CHILDREN AND THESE WITH COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THOSE PEOPLE TO GET VACCINATED AND GOOD VACCINE CAUSES AN IMMUNE RESPONSE SO IT PRIMES YOUR BODY TO HAVE A REACTION, TO PRODUCE ANTIBODIES WHICH ARE PROTEINS THAT FIGHT VIRUS WHEN YOU DO COME IN CONTACT WITH IT AT A LATER DATE. AND NO, CONTRARY TOY POPULAR LEGEND FLU SHOTS DON’T GIVE YOU THE FLU BUT THERE CAN BE A MILD REACTION LIKE A SLIGHT FEVER OR INJECTION SITE SORENESS. WHY THERE. BECAUSE THAT IS YOUR MUSCLE AREA. REPORTER: WHILE DOING FACEBOOK LIVE I GOT MY FLU SHOT AT CBS-3 HEALTH FAIR FOLLOWING THE RECOMMENDATION THAT IS EVERYONE, OVER SIX MONTHS OF AGE GET VACCINATED. INJECTION. NOT HURTING. STILL DOESN’T HURT, REALLY. IT TAKES ABOUT TWO WEEKS FOR THE VACCINE TO KICK IN AND WHILE FEBRUARY IS USUALLY THE PEAK FLU SEASON IT CAN START IN NOVEMBER WHICH WHY IS NOW IS THE TIME TO GET YOUR FLU SHOT. LOOK AT YOU FACEBOOK LIVING IT. YES. YOU HAVE TO TELL PEOPLE. GET THE WORD OUT. OUR HEALTH FAIR THAT WAS HERE HAD ALL KINDS OF OTHER SCREENINGS AND A REMINDER WE ARE STAYING HEALTHY HERE AND ALL OF OUR VIEWERS, FRIENDS ON FACEBOOK.

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  • Reply Dolores Borschell March 11, 2018 at 1:56 am

    my comments are not here because someone keeps deleteing them!!! Could it be Hahemann hospital?

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