The flu shot takes about two weeks to take full protective effect.
People with flu are most contagious in the first two to four days after the virus begins to reproduce in the body.
Committee chairman Norman Lamb said: 'The flu season is upon us again and it's outrageous that so few social care staff appear to be vaccinated. There are also NYS Health Code requirements stating that health care workers who choose to not get the flu vaccine wear a surgical or procedural mask.
The province says adults over the age of 65, children between the ages of six months and five years, pregnant women, Indigenous people, and anyone with chronic medical conditions, should get the flu shot. "We will have complete supplies by the end of November and the main epidemic of flu every year tends to come after this".
"While this might be a bit longer than previous years, there are very strong grounds for believing it is worth it", he added. It also was unusually intense, with high levels of illness reported in almost every state for weeks on end. This number is almost double the cases of the 2016-2017 season and are the highest since the 2009 flu pandemic. "Some years they get it right, and some years not so much, but still getting the vaccine will lessen your symptoms and duration of illness if you do get the flu".
Flu vaccines will be available in the BSC Thursday, Oct. 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. Talk to your doctor or other health care professional about which vaccine is best for you and your family.
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Getting an annual flu vaccine is one way to lessen the risk of contracting the flu.
Going along with this point, Cherry said that it is the socially responsible thing to get yourself vaccinated.
The flu shot won't make you sick.
Despite the danger there are many myths surrounding the flu shot that may lead people to avoid vaccination.
It is true that flu vaccines are not foolproof. During the 2017-18 season, there were 272 flu-related deaths in Iowa. He assured us that you can not get the flu from the flu shot.
'The song and our video are really about canvassing members of the public about the importance of getting their flu jabs. Some common misconceptions about the influenza vaccination is that it doesn't work or that the vaccine itself causes sickness. "Herd immunity" is a theory that if everyone in a group or community is vaccinated against a particular illness, such as the flu, everyone will be protected against that illness.