Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Medicine | By Brett Sutton

Health unit puts to rest rumours of flu shot shortage

Health unit puts to rest rumours of flu shot shortage

But you can get flu-like symptoms, in some cases.

The doctor wonders if people would be more inclined to get the flu shot if it was a hypothetical "cancer vaccine" with the same effectiveness.

But the flu vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself from the virus, as it contains dead influenza virus strains that help your body build immunity.

Every year sometime in Autumn, Kiwis across the country line up to get jabbed in the arm. Some have medical reasons for being unable to have the shot, but others go without by choice. Why?

"Public Health and doctors are trying their best". They may be skeptical about vaccines in general. Of those more than 180 were children - making it one of the most severe flu seasons on record. "People like to make associations between fall illnesses and getting the flu shot and it's just incorrect".

"The vaccine is pain-free and not only helps protect the child, but limits the opportunity for the virus to be spread to others, such as elderly relatives and those with underlying health conditions for whom flu can be particularly serious". During the 2017-18 season, there were 272 flu-related deaths in Iowa.

John Knighton, medical director, said: 'Thank you to all of our staff who have had their flu vaccinations. "And especially if you are young and healthy". Your professional life is focused on taking care of the health and well-being of patients. However the true death rate from the flu is likely to be in the hundreds across the province. Every year in Scotland, children are hospitalised for the treatment of flu or its complications.

"Demand for the flu vaccine from under 65s has been high across Scotland, however Global Positioning System in Forth Valley are able to order supplies in line with local requirements". This is unequivocally false. The shot is either made with a virus that has been "killed" or "inactivated" or made with "only a single gene from a flu virus (as opposed to the full virus) in order to produce an immune response without causing infection", the CDC says.

The flu shot takes about two weeks to take full protective effect. Less often, one might get the flu by touching a surface that has the flu virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth or nose.

Dr Walters believes many are suspicious about their unrelated sniffles around the time of getting the flu shot.

"That doesn't mean you now have the flu".

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