Everything you need to know about flu and flu shot


THE C.D.C. SAYS THERE ARE 150 CONFIRMED CASES OF FLU ALREADY IN THE UNITED STATES MEANING FLU SEASON CERTAINLY HERE UPON US. JOINING ME TODAY TO TALK ABOUT THE FLU AND HOW YOU CAN MAKE SURE YOU’RE PROTECTED IS SIDNEY FROM THE V.M.A. HI THERE. SURE. SO LET’S JUMP INTO IT HERE. WHEN DOES FLU SEASON ACTUALLY BEGIN? A TECHNICALITY AND WHEN IT RAMPS UP. FLU SEASON T VACCINE SEASON STARTS EARLY IN THE FALL. FLU SEASON STARTS LATER. USUALLY WE START SEEING CASES ABOUT THIS TIME OF YEAR AND AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN. AND THEN AS WINTER KIND OF COMES ON US, WE START TO SEE MORE AND MORE CASES THROUGH DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY. THOSE ARE THE BIGGEST MONTHS FOR FLU. WHAT ARE THE EXPERTS SAYING ABOUT THAT YEAR’S FLU STRAIN? WE HOPE THE EXPERTS GOT IT RIGHT THIS YEAR. THAT IS WHERE WE’RE AT THEIR MERCY. THEY LOOK AHEAD TO SEE WHAT’S CIRCULATING AROUND THE GLOBE, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY CAME UP WITH. HOW MANY DIFFERENT STRANDS ARE WE TALKING ABOUT? FOUR STRANDS THIS YEAR. AND IN THE VACCINE WE USED, THERE ARE FOUR. THERE ARE STILL SOME VACCINES THAT HAVE THREE STRANDS. AND WE FEEL LIKE YOU’RE GETTING A BETTER VALUE FOR YOUR DOLLAR IF YOU GET MORE PROTECTION. SO MANY MYTHS WHEN IT COMES TO FLU, AND PARTICULARLY THE FLU SHOT, WHICH IS THE BEST AND ONLY WAY TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE PROTECTED AGAINST IT, VACCINATED AGAINST IT. WHAT ABOUT THE ONE, YOU’LL GET SICK FROM GETTING THIS SHOT? THAT IS A MYTH. THE FLU SHOT ACTIVATES YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM. IF YOU HAVE LITTLE DISCOMFORT AFTERWARDS FROM THE FLU SHOT, THAT IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM IS WORKING TO GET YOU SOME IMMUNITY. YOU ARE NOT GETTING SICK FROM THE FLU SHOT. IF YOU GET THE STOMACH FLU OR OTHER AILMENT AFTER THE FLU SHOT, YOU WERE COOKING THAT UP BEFORE YOU GOT THE FLU SHOT. IT IS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU SICK. WHAT IF SOMEBODY SAYS I GOT THE SHOT LAST YEARS, I’M GOOD FOR THIS YEAR, CORRECT? NOPE. THE STRAINS CHANGE EVERY YEAR AND THERE IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN THE VACCINE. THE VACCINE IS MEANT TO ONLY COVER YOU FOR ABOUT 11 OR 12 MONTHS IF NEXT YEAR YOU NEED TO COME BACK AND GET ANOTHER ONE. THE LAST ONE, SHOULD YOU WAIT, GET IT NOW? WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO GET THE FLU SHOT? C.D.C. RECOMMENDS YOU GET IT AS SOON AS IT BECOMES AVAILABLE. SO PHILOSOPHICALLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO WAIT UNTIL OCTOBER, AND THAT IS WHY IT IS THE BUSIEST TIME OF THE YEAR FOR US IS OCTOBER. WHAT IS THE BEST ROUTE TO GET THE FLU SHOT? GET YOUR FLU SHOT ANYWHERE, BUT YOU CAN COME TO THE V.N.A. CLINICS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FROM 11:30 TO 1:00 OR 4:00 TO 6:00 AT 12565 WEST CENTER ROAD. EASY TO REMEMBER. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE FLU MIST. THAT’S BEEN ON THE MARKET FOR SOME YEARS NOW. HOWEVER THIS, YEAR IT IS NOT AVAILABLE. IT IS NOT AVAILABLE. AND THAT’S BEEN KIND OF MY THEME ALL YEAR IS PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TELL YOUR CHILDREN THEY WILL GET A FLU SHOT WHEN THEY COME SO THEY ARE PREPARED. THERE IS NO FLU MIST. TRY TO FIND IT. THERE IS NO FLU MIST AVAILABLE. NO WAY AROUND IT. THEY HAVE TO GET THE SHOT POKE. GET THE SHOT.

1 thought on “Everything you need to know about flu and flu shot

  1. breath through your nose, eat properly, don't stress, get fresh air and exercise. Then probably no need for a shot. I stopped getting the flu after I followed these steps, 4 years so far.

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