Flu season is upon us. Here’s what Vancouverites need to know.
02 November, 2018, 14:35
In British Columbia, individuals at increased risk of complications and death from influenza, including young children, seniors, people in long-term care facilities and Indigenous people, are eligible for a free vaccine. In common situations, influenza or flu symptoms resolve on its own.
At the beginning of each fall, I receive the typical questions about the flu (Influenza) and the flu vaccine.
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. The flu presents with a fever (101-104 degrees usually), headache, muscle aches and often nausea and vomiting that lasts less than a week. Disparities in flu vaccination coverage also persist. This stops air droplets from carrying the virus into other people's airways which is the predominate form of transmission. The droplets can either be inhaled directly or be picked from germs from an object. The Health and Human Services' Healthy People 2020 goal for flu vaccination coverage is 70 percent. The ones who are more contagious include children and people with a weak immune system. Likewise, in the past few years, it is estimated that between 70 and 85 percent of flu-related deaths have been people over the age of 65. These antibodies work towards reducing severity of a consecutive infection and even preventing further infection. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 200,000 people in the United States, on average, are hospitalized each year for illnesses associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. The flu is likely to vanish within a week or two without any long lasting effects. "The flu shot is the #1 best way to prevent the flu". No appointments are necessary; however, people should indicate to the registration officer at the clinics that they need to have the flu shot. "Can't eat nothing. Can't hold nothing down", said Kelly Bippus, who doesn't go a season without getting a vaccine.
"All New Yorkers ages 6 months and older should get the flu vaccine every year, especially children, pregnant women and the elderly", said Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot. The flu can spread quickly in confined areas, according to Healthline. If you do get sick, cover your mouth when you cough, wash your hands, stay hydrated and until next time, feel better.
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