CDC urges people to get flu vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control is urging people get their flu vaccines before the end of October. During this season, CDC recommends using any of the licensed vaccines which consist of flu shots for those 6 months of age and older or nasal spray for those not pregnant between the ages of 2 and 49.

The CDC reports many benefits from getting the vaccine, mentioning it can reduce flu diseases, doctor appointments, and lost work and school hours due to the flu. A 2017 study showed that flu vaccination can considerably reduce a child’s risk of dying from flu. Another study was conducted from 2012 to 2015 flu seasons and found that vaccinations among adults lowered the risk of being admitted and placed in a general ward in the hospital due to the flu. The vaccine also prevented more severe forms of flu and slashed the risk of being admitted to an ICU with flu by 82 percent



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