VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice: Flu season and the importance of the flu vaccine
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VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice: Flu season and the importance of the flu vaccine


AN ANNUAL SEASONAL FLU VACCINE IS THE BEST WAY TO HELP PROTECT AGAINST THE FLU. INFLUENZA IS A SERIOUS LUNG DISEASE. IT SPREADS FROM PERSON TO PERSON. IT IS NOT FUN. JOINING US IS ABIGAIL WITH WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOURSELF. I WOULD ASSUME GETTING THE SHOT IS KEY. THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS YOU CAN DO DURING COLD AND FLU SEASON. YOU SHOULD HAVE REGULAR HANDWASHINGS, DISINFECTING SURFACES. COFFIN TO YOUR ELBOW. — COUGH INTO YOUR ELBOW. THE BEST THING TO DO IS GET YOUR FLU VACCINE. THE FLU DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE. ANYONE CAN GET IT. THOUSANDS DIE EVERY YEAR EVEN OF MANY PEOPLE WHO ARE OTHERWISE HEALTHY. THOSE OVER AGE 50 AND YOUNG CHILDREN ARE AT A PARTICULARLY HIGH RISK. IF YOU’RE A CAREGIVER, IF YOU HAVE A CHRONIC CONDITION OR WANT TO PROTECT THOSE AROUND YOU AND YOURSELF, IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET THE VACCINE. WHAT YOU HAVE COMING UP TO HELP ELDERLY PEOPLE AND ANYONE NEEDS THE VACCINE? WE HAVE THREE FLU CLINICS REMAINING. WE DO OFFER A VACCINE THAT IS STRONGER, BUT THE FLU CLINICS ARE OPEN TO ANYONE. IT’S IMPORTANT TO ASK THE NURSES ANY QUESTIONS. WE TAKE OFF HER DISSIPATING INSURANCES WITH THE EXCEPTION OF CIGNA AND UNITED HEALTH CARE. I ALWAYS GET SICK AFTER I GET THE FLU VACCINE. THERE ARE A LOT OF MYTHS. ONE IT IS THAT THE VACCINE IS DEFECTIVE. IT IS DEVELOPED EACH YEAR BASED ON THE STRAIN EXPECTED TO BE PREVALENT. SICK AFTER I GET THE FLU VACCINE. THAT MEANS IT IS NOT 100% EFFECTIVE BUT IT IS EFFECTIVE. IF YOU GET THE FLU AND HAVE BEEN VACCINATED, IT WILL REDUCE THE SEVERITY OF YOUR SYMPTOMS. PEOPLE SAY I GET THE FLU BECAUSE I GOT THE VACCINE. IT CAUSED IT. THAT LIKELY COMES OF THE FACT IT TAKES A FEW WEEKS OF THE VACCINE TO TAKE FULL EFFECT. YOU COULD GET THE FLU IMMEDIATE THE AFTER BEING VACCINATED BEFORE YOU ARE PROTECTED. YOU COULD ALSO HAVE SIDE EFFECTS OF TEMPORARY FEVER OR BODY ACHES. MOST PEOPLE DON’T HAVE ANY SIDE EFFECTS. THE FLU FOR AN OLDER PERSON IS MAJOR. IT IS VERY DANGEROUS. IF YOUR YOUNG CHILD — I HAVE YOUNG CHILD WHO CANNOT BE VACCINATED UNDER SIX MONTHS. YOU WANT TO PROTECT THOSE POPULATIONS. THERE ARE A LOT OF COMPLICATIONS THAT CAN ARISE FROM THE FLU. PNEUMONIA BEING ONE. MANY PEOPLE DO DIE. THERE WAS INFORMATION ON YOUR SCREEN IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN CHECKING OUT THE FLU CLINIC. LOOKS LIKE IT WAS WHEN ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, AND ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. THERE ARE MANY OF THEM. IF YOU WANT MORE INFORMATION, GO TO OUR WEBSITE.

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