Flu Immunization Clinic Available for Those Without Health Insurance

Diabetes UK urges patients to get vital flu jab this winter

Now featured is Carol Hayes, C.N.M., M.N., M.P.H., describing how she recommends the flu vaccine to her nurse-midwife patients and dispels concerns and myths about the shot, including the myth that the vaccine gives patients the flu.

FluMist was first licensed in 2003, and was welcomed as a needle-free alternative to the flu shot, which made it especially easy to administer in school clinics.

"There is so much parents don't know about the flu", Laura says.

Visit nhs.uk/staywell for more details on how to help you and your family stay well this winter.

Those who can have the vaccine for free are people aged 65 and over, children aged between two and nine and those with an underlying health condition.

As of October 27, 2018, 185 pediatric deaths had been reported to the CDC related to the 2017-2018 season - the highest number of influenza deaths in children during a regular flu season. There are other newer methods, like the cell-based flu vaccines, which was only approved since 2012, and the recombinant flu vaccines were approved in 2013. While the shot doesn't always prevent flu in kids or adults, according to the CDC, it "offers the best defense against getting flu and spreading it to others". "Every year, it's estimated that roughly around 3,500 (die) from the flu virus, and there are 12,000 hospitalizations from the flu virus, so people are at risk". This year, many communities are reporting cases of the flu already, and some have even reported deaths attributed to the flu.

ALL THOSE aged two and three (but not four years or older) on August 31 2018.

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Health unit officials are reminding everyone that the best way to protect against the influenza virus and lower your risk of flu is to get the flu vaccine.

"Vaccination against influenza can save lives".

The flu jab gives someone with diabetes the best chance of fighting off the flu.

Serese Marotta, FFF's chief operating officer, lost her son Joseph, then 5 years old, to flu nine years ago.

"The main advantage of the nasal spray is that it's painless", says Dr. Robert Segal, co-founder of LabFinder.com, which allows patients to book appointments online. Joseph was not protected against it. It doesn't matter at what stage of the pregnancy you are at, even if you discover you are pregnant later on in the flu season - have the vaccination.

"Social media allows us to have individual conversations with people".

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