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The Reasons Why Everyone Should Get The Yearly Flu Vaccine

February 29, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

Every single year, there seems to be more and more controversy surrounding the flu vaccine. What people fail to remember is that the flu shot is one of the best, and safest ways, that anyone can build up their resistance to the common flu, and even the H1N1 virus. This is especially necessary for children and the elderly to receive but too many wait or avoid it, preferring instead to listen to rumor and innuendo about the risks surrounding it instead.

Safe and Effective

The flu vaccine is one of the safest and most effective ways to increase your immunity to the flu virus. The virus itself may change from year to year, and the developers of the vaccines to fight its effects off alter the flu shot to combat the flu and H1N1 viruses, not matter what form they may take. Every immunization is thoroughly researched and tested, before it is even released to the public, no matter what rumors to the contrary may say.

The purpose of the flu shot is to build up your immunity to the flu virus. With it, you may still get the flu, but your chances of doing so are reduced to only 10 to 30%, and even then, what you will contract will be a much milder, shorter-lived version. Without it, you stand a much greater chance of contracting the harder to get rid of virus, as well as become a carrier that could spread the disease to others, without even trying.

Why Get It Every Year?

It is recommended that everyone get the flu shot every year because over time the diseases have been proven to change. The previous year's cases are examined, and certain elements like contagion factors and recovery times are researched. Then, if need be, an updated vaccine is created to fight off what could possibly be the virus' potential for the following year. Children, especially, will be required to get the shot every year, so that their immune systems continue to fight it off, without fail.

Protect Yourself So That You Can Protect Those Who Cannot

If your family gets the flu shot, you have not only protected yourself from the virus, but also become a factor in protecting those in your family who cannot receive the vaccination. Infants under the age of six months are especially vulnerable to the virus, but as yet do not have a stable immune system to fight off the infection, or be able to tolerate the vaccine. The same can be said for people over the age of 50, because aging takes its toll on the body and the immune system. By protecting yourself, and all those able to take the vaccine, you reduce the risk that you will pass it along to someone you love, simple as that.

It Can Get Worse

For people who have medical conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart disease, every illness they contract can make those conditions far worse than they should be. By giving them a flu vaccine, you are helping them fight off something that could make their normal health condition a gamble for life, and the risks are just not worth it.

Want more information about the safety of the flu vaccine, and what else can be done to prevent getting the flu? The caring experts at Pediatric Partners have the answers you are looking for, so call them today for a complete consultation and immediate appointment. Also check out our new page on Vaccine.

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