Flu Shot Now Available

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CVS Pharmacy now advises patients to get their flu shots by having signs inside and outside of the store and asking patients if they have received their annual flu shot. Most infections can be divided into viruses or bacteria.

6. Does the vaccine work right away?

Tamiflu and Relenza help you get better faster, but what about treating all the terrible symptoms with the flu?

Free flu shots are available for some this week.

These temperatures are not truly considered a fever and if you are not dealing with a moderate to severe illness, you should have no problem with the flu jab.

And that means getting the flu shot, stressed Murti. If you're prone to stress, finding ways to manage its effects - such as incorporating mindfulness meditation into your daily routine, and making sure you're practicing self-care like eating well and sleeping - can help make you more resilient against illnesses like the flu. There are many reasons why people don't get the flu vaccine but I hope that, below, you will find facts and clarifications on common misconceptions about the vaccine. Most of us don't think about the flu as being a deadly disease but it can be. "Was it milder in Australia because people also got vaccinated and they got vaccinated against H1N1?" This stops air droplets from carrying the virus into other people's airways which is the predominate form of transmission.

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"Flu can be particularly unsafe for older people, not to mention the burden the illness can cause for our health service, so I would urge everyone aged 65 and over to get the new vaccine and secure the best protection for themselves this year", he added. Some patients complain that the vaccine makes them feel just as bad as getting the flu. The reason being that the vaccine either has a killed (inactivated) form of the virus that is not infectious or it is made with proteins from a flu vaccine virus that is attenuated "weakened" and therefore can not cause the flu.

Who is at high risk for the flu?

The NHS has advised delaying your flu vaccination if you are ill with a fever, until you have fully recovered. And if you're living with somebody who could really be affected by the flu, someone who is elderly or vulnerable and you get the flu, you might want to get treated. There are two antiviral medications. the FDA just approved a new one last week called Baloxavir Marboxil. High-dose shots are available for those who are 65 or older. The other is the old standby Tamiflu.

Most adults can have the injected flu vaccine, but you should avoid it if you have had a serious allergic reaction to a flu vaccine in the past. We might use it in a nursing home outbreak, in a confined area.

Besides getting a flu shot, is there anything else we can do to help protect ourselves and others?

If there's a lot of flu in the community during flu season and you're presenting with symptoms, your doctor might decide to treat you without confirming you have the flu. Good hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette.

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Influenza is a virus.

Wash your hands often with soap and water.

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