SHAFAQNA – The flu season will be starting soon, but you can protect yourself by getting a flu shot.
It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages: Certain kids should opt for the “ouchless” nasal spray.
Seniors, expect to get a new kind of pneumonia shot along with that flu jab.
Too many young and middle-age adults are skipping the vaccine altogether, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – even though there are more options than ever.
“The best way to protect yourself against the flu is to get a flu vaccination,” said CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden on Thursday, before rolling up his sleeve to get his own flu shot.
Some things to know about flu vaccinations:
WHO SHOULD BE VACCINATED:
The government recommends a yearly flu vaccine for nearly everyone starting at 6 months of age.
Yet only about half of Americans get one, a number Frieden called unfortunate.
On average, the CDC estimates, flu kills about 24,000 Americans a year.
Source : http://fox11online.com/2014/11/13/benefits-of-a-flu-shot/