Get the flu shot, not the flu mist

"Thousands of people die each year in the United States from the flu virus or are hospitalized and taken to the ICU", she said.

WOL: Some people say they catch the flu from the flu shot.

The Southern Nevada Health District will begin its flu vaccine clinics on Tuesday at three locations, including the Mesquite Public Health Center at 830 Hafen Lane.

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The CDC recommend people get a flu shot toward the end of October.

The flu vaccine remains one of the most highly declined vaccinations recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends everyone over the age of six months be immunized. If you think a needle will keep you from getting protected altogether, don't fear it they're never almost as big as many think.

It's time once again to start thinking about getting your annual flu vaccine.

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Flu vaccines are covered under the federal Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. These side-effects are mild and short-lived, especially when compared to symptoms from a bad case of the flu, which include high fever, cough, sore throat, and in some cases can lead to hospitalization or even death.

Annual flu vaccines are recommended for most people, but people of certain age groups and people with certain conditions can not get it. Doctors said either way the shot has always proved to be the most effective. One factor is how well the vaccines match the virus that is actually prevalent. Also, the Type B virus antigen was changes from Phuket last year to a Brisbane antigen this year. We have to make sure people are aware.

"It takes two weeks after the immunization to develop appropriate antibodies in the body", Weston said.

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That's because a combination of factors makes it more hard for the immune systems of people older than age 65 to respond to the vaccination in the first place. "They're all very small", said Dr. Batchelor. Though they aren't lab-confirmed, he said several practices are diagnosing more flu this week.


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