Woman with Flu, needing flu vaccine
14Sep, 2017

Flu Vaccine – Should I Get One?

By: | Tags: , ,

Flu Season is here again. Unfortunately it comes back year after year and the same question, should I get a flu vaccine? Influenza or flu is diagnosed by the CDC as “a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza viruses.” When a person is infected with influenza, illness can range from mild to severe, with the latter potentially resulting in hospitalization or death. The young, elderly, pregnant, and people with certain health conditions are at a high risk of serious complications from influenza. Signs and Symptoms Signs and symptoms of […]
READ MORE

6Oct, 2016

The Flu Season & Vaccines

By: | Tags: , , ,

THE FLU SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER It’s time of the year when people suffer from different types of the flu. Although the timing varies in different parts of the country; it can start up late, earlier or become severe or minimal in a particular part or region of the country. From available records, influenza or flu cases which include feverish conditions, different forms of illnesses, hospitalizations and in some instances deaths – may occur between Oct to May 2017. Each year, the United States experiences the epidemic of seasonal […]
READ MORE

zika virus
22Jun, 2016

Zika Virus – What is it?

By: | Tags: , , ,

As the northern hemisphere enters the summer, there have been more and more news stories about the Zika virus. Considering that a mosquito bite is a summer rite-of-passage for children and adults alike, a virus that is transmitted in this way can be cause for fear or, at the very least, concern. However, for most of the population, contraction of the Zika virus won’t be fatal. In fact, most people won’t need to go to the hospital, or even know they’ve been infected! The common symptoms of Zika are fever, […]
READ MORE

2015-2016 Flu Season and Vaccination
21Oct, 2015

2015-2016 Flu Season and Vaccination

By: | Tags: , , ,

Each year the United States experiences a flu epidemic. The United States flu season begins around October and can last into May. Influenza cases usually peak between December and February. What is the Flu? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness that affects thousands in the U.S. each year. The flu can cause mild to severe illness, and sometimes death. Young children, older adults, and people with certain health conditions are at high risk to experience serious complications from the flu. How can I Tell If I Have the Flu? […]
READ MORE

Flu Vaccine
26Sep, 2014

Flu Vaccine

By: | Tags: , ,

Estimates show that thousands are infected with the flu each year in the U.S. alone. Influenza can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Even healthy individuals can get sick and spread the virus to others. The Flu vaccine causes antibodies to build up in the body that will provide protection against the infection. Each year, a seasonal vaccine is created to protect against the influenza virus, that will be most common that season (as indicated by research). Typically, Flu vaccines protect against three flu viruses; an influenza A (H1N1), an […]
READ MORE