“Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?
Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many
benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.”
“Influenza (also known as flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is different from a cold, and usually comes on suddenly.”
The CDC offers several handouts online about how to reduce your risk of contracting the flu and what to do if you or a family member contracts the flu. See below for more information:
Make sure your school-aged children are ready for a healthy school year before and while they attend. | NIH Medlineplus the Magazine
Back-to-School Health Tips: Immunizations | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine
State health officials are struggling to contain a measles outbreak that has sickened mostly Somali-American children. The vaccination rate is low in this tight community that’s worried about autism.
Unfounded Autism Fears Are Fueling Minnesota’s Measles Outbreak
The Verge, CNN
Parents decline to vaccinate kids against the flu because they don’t think they need it. Influenza leads to more hospitalizations and deaths among children than any other vaccine preventable disease.
Why Parents Don’t Get Their Children Vaccinated For The Flu
A few good reminders for keeping your self and your children healthy during this cold and flu season.
Stopping the Spread of Germs at Home, Work & School – CDC
A new study published Wednesday in the journal Mucosal Immunology reports that human breast milk has bio-molecules that can combat inflammation and infection.
Flu season is rapidly approaching and we are now actively vaccinating our patients, six months and older, for influenza with thimerosal free vaccine.
We currently have a lot of vaccine only appointment times still available, so give us a call if you would like to get your children vaccinated.
our number is : 916.924.9337
This video is from England, and a heart breaking story indeed. It is so important to vaccinate. Listen and watch!
We are constantly trying to inform patients and educate them about fact vs. fear. Here is a good video to help you understand the role vaccines play in our lives.
vaccines, separating fact from fear