State and hospitals holding vaccination events as flu season starts

Flu rates have been 'unseasonably low' in New Zealand this year but experts are warning that Kiwis aren't out of the woods just yet

Flu viruses in the vaccine are dead and a dead virus cannot infect you - it just can't. Even this past summer, a nurse made headlines after announcing her anti-vaccine stance, presenting a concern for how workers in the medical field can manage to cast their doubts on vaccination. "So it makes sense, if you have the inspiration, ability and desire to be vaccinated against influenza", - said the doctors.

Getting back into the flu shot specifically, there's already plenty of skepticism surrounding this one form of vaccination alone.

New data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that while influenza vaccination coverage among health care personnel in the United States remained higher than the national average for 2017-2018, it still fell below target goals.

This one's obvious, but it's also the most important.

Flu is unpleasant whoever you are. The Affordable Care Act required insurers to cover the cost of patients' flu shots without charging a copay, although some insurers only cover vaccines given by doctors or at certain locations.

"We don't want people to have to wait in line", he said.

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The University of Virginia Health System clearly encourages students to get a flu shot every year, specifically that, "For the best protection, get vaccinated as soon as the vaccine is available in your area". This is why everyone should get their flu shots early.

Like sleep deprivation, smoking cigarettes can wreak havoc on your immune system, which puts you at greater risk for infection.

To protect adults and children alike from the risk of flu and its complications, flu vaccinations are available through the NHS. Smokers also have been more likely than non-smokers to die during previous influenza epidemics.

Scotland County Health Department is reminding the public to protect yourself and everyone in your family who is 6 months and older with an annual flu vaccine! "This is because the body is investing more energy in to keeping them well and alive and has less ability to fight disease", Dr. "Vaccines work - they prevent disease and most importantly, they prevent death". Mostly commonly recommended is covering the mouth when sneezing and frequently washing the hands.

The CDC recommends getting your flu vaccine every year as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.

Those most at risk are all entitled to free immunisation.

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