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Why is it important to get flu shots every year?

Why is it important to get flu shots every year?

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Asked by K.Karen, Last updated: Oct 25, 2019

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G. Tanaka

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G. TanakaDentist, MDS, Liverpool
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Answered on Oct 25, 2019

There are a lot of people who are prone to getting the flu, especially when they are exposed to weather changes that can make them more vulnerable. Flu shots will reduce the chances that people will become afflicted by the flu. There are so many flu viruses that are available right now, and they change rapidly. There might be a serious strain that may arise. If people have flu shots, they will not get affected.

This can make them stronger, increase their longevity, and give them the time and energy to enjoy life more. If you have not gotten your flu shot yet, now is the time for you to consider getting it. This will improve your antibodies so that you will not be susceptible to flu anymore.

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L. Agate

L. Agate

Answered on Oct 14, 2019

The flu shot is imperative because it sends your immune system a message to generate antibodies to help the body fight off the types of flu viruses present in the vaccine. Symptoms of the flu include coughing, fever, headache, and sore throat. The flu is contagious, and germs can spread to other people and make them sick. The shots are not 100 percent effective in preventing influenza.

However, they are the most successful method to protect against the virus and its related complications. Certain people are at risk of getting sick and developing potentially dangerous flu-related complications. Those include pregnant women, younger children ages six months to five years, people over age fifty, and people with autoimmune conditions or those such as asthma and diabetes.

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d.Anthonyda

D.Anthonyda

Answered on Feb 08, 2018

Even though it seems that the flu season is terrible every year, this year seems to be the worst with many people dying from the flu in a matter of a few days. These people were previously very healthy and did not have significant health problems prior to getting sick with the flu. It seems that the flu would not be a terrible illness that people should be scared of.

However, this season and really every season it claims the life of people. Even though there are many different types of strands out there, the flu shot should be administered to everyone due to the high risk of getting the flu now. If you do get the flu, you should go to the hospital especially if you are young or old.

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