Flu Shots are Safe, Free, and Important


"Although not flawless, the flu shot is a valuable and life-saving public health tool".

For more information on scheduled clinic locations, people can visit the website of their regional health authority or call 811.

First is to get a flu shot, Mary-Ann Rock, the Manager of communicable disease and control department of the Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge Health Unit, says that the flu shot is targeted to combat influenza, adding that it is the best protection against the virus.

The new national survey of 700 parents suggests a reason: 47 percent fear it could be risky, and 66 percent believed it could be futile for their children.

'It's made of a dead virus.

Indeed, if the vaccine doesn't prevent you from contracting the flu, it can still protect against the illness' severity.

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With flu season here, it is important to protect yourself in as many ways as possible. There is no way you can get the flu.

For years, doctors have stressed the importance of vaccinating adults and children against the flu.

However, fears surrounding the shot persist.

"We've had some delays in deliveries due to the hurricane", said Pauline Rolle, director of the Duval County Health Department.

'Vaccines are the most tested thing that we as physicians prescribe, because they are being administered to millions of people so there is no room for error, ' Dr Jacobson told DailyMail.com.

"The department encourages everyone six months of age and older to get the flu shot, especially those at increased risk for complications from the flu", said a statement from Health and Community Services. It's completely possible to pick up something - like a respiratory virus or even the flu - either right before or right after you got your shot, Schaffner says. You really feel like you've been run over by a bus. "Obviously, there are colds and the flu going around", he says.