Why you should get a flu shot every year

I am going to get a flu shot. Like every adult
American should this flu season. My insurance card. Ready to get a flu shot. You should
get a flu shot. Everybody should get a flu shot. Unless you have some particular medical
condition that would prevent you from getting a flu shot. The last time there was a survey,
58% of Americans didn’t get flu shots. Flu shots are usually really cheap. If you have
insurance, it’s probably not going to cost you anything. Just bring your insurance card,
very important. If you don’t have insurance, usually they’re in the $15-25 range. The flu
is very contagious, and sometimes we have really bad flu outbreaks. In 2004, the flu
killed 48,000 people. So far Ebola is tragic and terrible — it’s a very terrifying disease
with a very high mortality rate, but it’s killed about 3,000 people at this point. The
flu typically kills thousands of people each year. These tend to be people with weaker
immune systems, who are older or sicker. Essentially what you’re getting is an injection of an
inactive flu virus. One of the misconceptions about the flu vaccine is that you could actually
get the flu from getting the vaccine. That’s not true. It’s an inactive virus. You might
get sore. It’s like possible to get a very minor-grade fever, but you cannot get the
flu from the flu vaccine. We’re here — look, they have a sign outside. No-cost flu shots. “Are you waiting?” “Oh yeah, I wanted to get a flu shot.” “Do you take an anti-coagulation medication? No. And I’m not pregnant or nursing.” You know, one of the reasons to get the flu shot is obviously to vaccinate yourself, to protect
yourself against the flu season, but arguably the more important reason is to help with
something called herd immunity. Let’s say that there’s one guy out there in the whole
U.S. who gets a flu vaccine. That doesn’t really stop the disease. It might help him,
but it doesn’t really stop the disease from spreading. But let’s say 90% of the American
population gets the flu vaccine. Then it’s really difficult for the flu to bounce form
person to person. And you’re setting up a firewall. So that’s really important for people
who have more fragile immune systems. Maybe your grandparents — they’re the ones who
are must susceptible to the flu, the most likely to be killed by the flu. So really
when you’re getting a flu shot, you can do it for selfish reasons to protect yourself,
but you know, let’s say you’re not completely selfish. “Does it matter which arm I get it
in? I’m kind of nervous. I really don’t like needles.” I got a flu shot! You should get
a flu shot too! Everyone! Go get your flu shots! That was not very nice.

10 thoughts on “Why you should get a flu shot every year

  1. No no no. Recently the flu shot has not been effective. Also of u have an adverse reaction or serious harm from it (including incapacitation of faculties) the govt has passed legislation that you cannot sue for compensation etc. To see how ineffective it is recently see " flu shot not so effective this year" by Meagan Morris at www.Metro.us a Jan 2018 article other articles elaborate 2017 flu shot only 13% effective bc the strain mutated from what was in the shot. Same story for 2018 meaning even if it's supposed to to cover that specific type of flu, that strain that is popular is mutated from the one on the actual shot decreasing it's effectiveness. For instance see Fox8.com ' Last years strain only 10% effective '

  2. I usually disagree with this channel, but as an asthmatic, I am inclined to say it's true on this occasion

  3. Don’t get the flu shot because if you ask your doctor what’s in the flu shot they’ll say they don’t know. I asked multiple if they would give their kids a flu shot and they said no. The flu shot is made to kill people and make them sick so we pay money for medicine to benefit the economy.


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