Better be Safe than Sorry

November 17, 2015

 

When one speaks of life-threatening conditions, usually think of cancer or cardiovascular disease. However we should not forget that a stealth murderer kills over 36,000 people a year in the United States: Influenza.


The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that the emergence of cases of the "flu" has been low so far, but it is extremely important immediate vaccination for all family members, usually because the vaccine takes two weeks reach their full effect.


Although the official recommendation is that vaccination is for everyone older than six months, it is particularly important that older people are protected, those with committed health workers or infant immune systems.


For the current season have 123 million doses produced in the United States, and have been updated to match the prevailing virus variants this year, so there is no reason for there to be shortages. Vaccination against influenza can reduce complications, minimize doctor visits, prevent lost days at work and school and, more importantly, can prevent hospitalizations.

 

For more information or to read this article in Spanish visit LaRedHispana and http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

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