Franklin Township: Free Flu Shots for All this Saturday

The Cause Final 12 months’s Flu Season Was Lethal? Not Sufficient Vaccinations			 0					By		Marta Subat

The Cause Final 12 months’s Flu Season Was Lethal? Not Sufficient Vaccinations 0 By Marta Subat

Additionally, people that are allergic to the flu shot should take extra precautions when getting their shot.

Flu vaccinations are free and can be obtained at various Public Health flu clinics, local doctor offices and a number of participating pharmacies throughout the region. The influenza vaccine is safe and recommended for anyone over the age of 6 months.

For example, during 2016-2017, flu vaccinations prevented an estimated 5.3 million influenza illnesses, 2.6 million flu-associated medical visits and 85,000 flu-associated hospitalizations, according to the CDC.

Researchers at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins University are investigating how biological sex affects patients' immune responses to the influenza vaccine.

Symptoms of flu, which is spread by coughs and sneezes or touching surfaces on which germs have landed, include fever, chills, headaches, aches and pains in joints and muscles and extreme tiredness.

The flu shot is made from dead influenza virus cells and can not spread the flu. "Plus you are limited to what vaccine is offered: standard and high-dose and it is only 20-30 percent effective and yet some people still choose it".

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Some people are still catching the flu despite the multiple ways to avoid contracting.

The Hanover and District Hospital is reminding the public to roll up their sleeve and receive their flu shot.

The monitoring is done by the CDC'S U.S. Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network, and similar studies are conducted in the United Kingdom, Canada and Finland, explains Dr. Chris Ambrose, franchise head with U.S. Medical Affairs, respiratory division at AstraZeneca, the maker of the FluMist Quadrivalent. "Thanks to the help of the Somerset County Department of Health, we will be administering 200 flu shots, first-come, first-served, to the community at large".

Flu shots will be available at the Concord campus by appointment.

"Getting the vaccine is a quick, simple procedure which is the best way people can protect themselves against the unpredictable flu virus and any more serious complications which could result".

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