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flu shot

Health officials say don’t be alarmed if you can’t get an appointment right away.
The flu vaccine could be hard to find — and tough to administer safely.
Do everyone a solid and get the flu shot.
Just 35 per cent of pregnant U.S. women get both flu and whooping cough vaccines.
Whichever is right for you, remember to get your shots in.
The effectiveness of the vaccine takes about two weeks to kick in.
The results suggest more is needed than widespread media campaigns, kiosks in drugstores or public clinics.
"By not vaccinating your child, you are putting your child's life in danger."
It seems no matter how we appeal to the population, there's a slim chance an increase in vaccination rates will occur.
This should make you run to get the flu shot, ASAP.
Seniors are the most significantly affected. In Canada, seniors represent 15 per cent of our population, yet account for up to 40 per cent of all influenza infections, the majority of all hospitalizations and deaths from influenza. Why? Because seniors are more likely to be frail and have chronic medical conditions that put them at high risk for influenza and its complications.
I know the flu vaccine doesn't fully protect me or my family from getting the flu. It is just one of the many strategies that I use during flu season to keep us healthy like frequent hand washing, adequate rest and a balanced diet. Vaccination decisions are a touchy subject for many people, so here's a snapshot of recent research..
Truth: The flu shot doesn't cause the flu.
The time is already here.
You know the time of year. The leaves are falling and all of the sudden Halloween is around the corner. The change of season brings other things, too. For one, flu activity starts to increase over the fall before peaking in the winter months.
It's that time of the year again: flu season. One of the most common questions I get from my pregnant patients is "should I get the shot?" The answer is...
Flu vaccinations are more effective when given in the morning, according to a new British study. The researchers found that
Exposure to bacteria and viruses along with mental and physical stressors can take a toll on our bodies, making us susceptible to illness. While we cannot always prevent the cold and flu, having a strong immune system is one of the best protections against these pathogens, and get us back to feeling ourselves quicker.
Guy who doesn't wash his hands? We see you.