Health Department administers over 250 vaccines during free flu clinic event

Grant Boone
October 17, 2019

Wholesale clubs like Sam's Club and Costco offer free flu vaccinations, too-and you don't even have to be a member to get one, adds Dr. Sonpal. "Pregnant women are actually at increased risk of getting severe complications from flu, and so because of that, we really emphasize the need for all pregnant women to get the flu shot". Below is a summary of the benefits of flu vaccination, and selected scientific studies that support these benefits. "It's important to know that not only are you helping yourself, you're helping others as well". This year, flu season is expected to last from October until May. The event includes flu shots while supplies last. "Again, things like school days missed, work days missed, hospitalizations that people may have".

Many corporations offer free flu shots on site, often without insurance, or provide vouchers you can take to local pharmacies.

"Australia, for example, had a bad flu season this year", Mina said.

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On Sept. 27, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases, along with other public health and medical groups, kicked off the 2018-19 flu vaccine campaign held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "Most people can. There are also people with chronic health issues such as asthma, diabetes, epilepsy and other chronic illness that should get vaccinated." . Vaccination has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among people with heart disease, especially among those who had had a cardiac event in the past year.

Hospitals nationwide are waiting on more flu shots to be delivered. It is scientifically proven to help protect you. It takes about 2 weeks for the full protection of the immunization from the shot to develop so getting it before peak season is best - the current recommendation is to get the shot in October. "If you wait until a family member or neighbor has the flu it's likely you'll still catch the disease".

To date more than 1.6 million doses of the nasal vaccine have been given to two-11-year-olds as part of the Scottish childhood immunisation programme. If you're unfortunate enough get influenza anyway, though you may feel crummy, you're risk of ending up in the hospital or dying is still greatly reduced. "Not necessarily the flu, it's the side effects that the flu can cause".

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