Ministry of Health reminds public to get the flu vaccine

19 October, 2018, 22:12 | Author: Kara Nash
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More than half of the people who responded believed that the flu shot caused the flu.

Following last year's flu season - the worst in decades, killing an estimated 80,000 Americans - health professionals have a strong warning for citizens as this year's flu season arrives: get your flu shot.

For many people, flu season is little more than annoyance, but every single year thousands of people die from whatever strain of the disease is making the rounds. If people experience flu-like symptoms after getting the shot, it's possible that the shot didn't work, or that you didn't get the shot early enough.

The best - though not fool-proof - way to get an idea of what kind of flu season we're going to have in Canada is to look to Australia, according to health experts.

The CDC has been doing everything in its power to ensure we don't have a repeat of the previous flu season, and recently issued a bulletin emphasizing the importance of being vaccinated. "So you can get a reaction, but you can't get the actual influenza from it", Huffer says. This year, the province is providing a high dose vaccine for long-term-care residents 65 and older.


Twice a year, the WHO organizes consultations to review the data and predict what strains of the flu will be most prevalent in the coming season.

Doctors say any healthy person six months of age or older should get the flu shot.

"I fully support mandatory vaccination against flu infection in key healthcare personnel, in tandem with those already in place, to provide immunity to both healthcare workers and their patients".

"Not only are you preventing influenza in the child, you're preventing influenza in their grandparent or any other family member that may be sick or more susceptible to influenza", Huffer says. People should know that it contains live viruses.

An overwhelming majority of them had not been vaccinated.

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