October represents the beginning of flu season, so doctors encourage people to get vaccinated.
“It takes two weeks after the vaccination for antibodies to build up and make you immune,” claimed Dr. Albert White.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared that flu activity is not intense yet across the US, but October can be a good start.
The virus is known to affect especially children, as their immune system is not fully developed. Each year approximately 20,000 are hospitalized because of complications caused by the virus. In addition, 140 infantile deaths were recorded last season because of grippe.
According to the doctors, the vaccine represents the best solution for remaining healthy.
Richard Kanowitz, a man whose daughter died because of flu, advices people to get vaccinated, stating that even if the vaccine doesn’t represent a full protection, at least helps them avoid severe forms of the disease and even death.
According to several tests made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a strong connection between the virus that circulates in the air and the one that can be found in the vaccine, so there is a higher probability for the vaccine to be more efficient. According to last year’s vaccination, the effectiveness was almost 19%.
CDCP announces that the vaccine released this year will protect people against two A viruses and one B virus. People are advised to get the vaccine even if they already had flu.
Some of the flu symptoms are fever, cough, chills etc.
Talking about the importance of being vaccinated, doctors say that this is not important only for the patient, but for the whole community, as it will avoid an outbreak.
People can get vaccinated in many places, such as their primary care physicians, clinics and even some pharmacies.
According to the statistics, approximately 30,000 people are killed each year in the US.
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