Flu season begins in earnest in November. So that means that it’s best to make sure you and your family get your flu vaccines by the end of October — or as soon as the flu shot is available, a new report says.
Because of vaccines, the frequency of diseases like polio has declined so much that the general public has forgotten their impact — and may take for granted the benefit these vaccines provide.
If you have an aversion to needles, you may like to get your flu vaccine as a nasal spray. But medical experts are advising against getting this kind of vaccine for the flu this year.
Flu can be deadly, even for healthy kids. Make sure your children get the flu vaccine every year. Then follow these tips to prevent flu from invading your home.
Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic products or services. Policy
Imagine if an infectious disease were to strike the United States tomorrow. Caused by a virus, it is easily spread from one person to another. It can lead to serious health complications, even death. In fact, as many as 3,000 to 49,000 Americans could die of this highly contagious disease in the next four to six months.
Vaccines are one of the greatest medical advances in the history of mankind. They are up there with the development of antibiotics, clean sanitation and the X-ray. Immunizations prevent sickness, disabilities and death and have eradicated some deadly diseases.
Getting immunized against the flu is a good way to protect yourself from the effects of this seasonal illness. It’s even more important if you have existing cardiovascular disease and are at risk for developing complications. Another good reason to get the flu shot: A recent study supports scientists’ belief that preventing influenza can lower … Read More
Trying to decide whether or not to get your flu shot this year? Maybe you have questions about why exactly you need to get the vaccination every year, when’s the best time to do it, or if there are nasty side effects. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides some answers. 5 common … Read More