available and administer them on a daily basis. This is the first year I gave
myself the flu vaccine. My partner usually does it but we have not had overlap and I know the importance of getting vaccinated as soon as it is available. So I did it myself and it didn't hurt at all! It kind of freaked me out but now
I know I can self administer if I need to. I educate my customers on a daily basis on the importance of the flu, pneumonia, shingles (zostavax) , and Tdap.
Every adult should have a booster dose of Tdap regardless of your last tetanus shot. This vaccine contains 3 different vaccines: tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis or whooping cough. The number of cases of whooping cough has been
increasing over the past several years.
The flu vaccine is given yearly because the strains of flu change. Scientists research and determine the most likely virulent or deadly strains and formulate the vaccine accordingly. Getting vaccinated as early as August is
Not too early. It takes several weeks for your body to reach full immunity and it will last intothe flu season and beyond. So it is not too early to get vaccinated. Also the flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. It is an inactivated vaccine and cannot cause flu symptoms. The FluMist, which is the nasal spray version, is a live vaccine and an cause side effects of runny nose and minor old symptoms. But the injectable flu vaccine cannot give you the flu. This is a myth.
The vaccine is recommended for everyone ages six months and older. People at high risk for flu complications include: anyone ages 50 or older, pregnant women (any trimester), those suffering from heart disease, diabetes, lung disease,
kidney problems or with a weakened immune system, caregivers or those who have household contact with children less than six months old.