Flu shot is essential for the health of people especially this winter season. Recently, Center for Disease Control and Prevention warned people about the flu bacteria. The national public health institute said that people should immediately get vaccination in order to protect themselves from severe flu.
A few days ago, the government health institute stated that ordinary flu vaccine would not be able to fight with the flu this year. The seasonal bacteria which are generally known as H3N2 would be very dangerous this year.
The CDC informed that this winter flu will cause more damage to people’s health as compared to the last year. Even most of the vacancies utilized earlier would not be able to fight with the bacteria. Undoubtedly, vaccine may fail to protect you from the lethal bacteria but it does not mean that it is completely useless.
Dr. Ed Belongia, a member of CDC’s Advisory Committee stated that shortly after the publication of this report people will certainly think that vaccines are ineffective. However, this is not the case here.
Furthermore, CDC reported that children under 5 would be the desired target of the flu virus. As far as adults are concerned, people above the age of 65 especially pregnant women should take additional measures to avoid the flu.
However, people with sensitive immune system or patients suffering from chronic like diabetes, heart disease; lung disease and asthma are at the high risk.
Some of the flu symptoms are cough, sore throat, runny nose, high fever, chills, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.