Usually, vaccinated children get sick after vaccination. This is because the flu virus has entered their bodies and sensitizes it against it. And, what’s more, the flu shot actually causes immunosuppression-weakened immunity.
Today I got to experience giving middle school and high school students’ flu shots at Lanier County Middle/High School. I was expecting the students to be nervous and show signs of intimidation at the sight of the needle. Before going to the school, I helped the nurse gather the equipment we were going to use, which included, the influenza immunizations, Band-Aids, alcohol prep wipes, and gloves. We also brought colorful pencils and stickers for the students after receiving their flu shot. The nurse also made sure to bring the emergency kit, which consisted of epinephrine, just in case anyone had an allergic reaction.
In recent years encouragement to get flu shots has become a yearly mantra. Elderly, children six months to two years, health care workers and immune-deficient people are urged in the strongest terms to go to their doctors or clinics and get a flu shot. This group encompasses about 98 million people. In the fall of 2004 this was in the forefront of American and to some extent the Western World media with the shortage of this flu seasons vaccine. Current medical wisdom states that flu shots are safe, effective and prevent mortality. A recent study published by The Journal of the American Medicine Association (JAMA) has brought the current wisdom into question. On February 14, 2005 JAMA
After you finish confirming appointments for tomorrow, I need you to go over every provider schedule for patients that has flu shot, and pap appointment. The flu shot you’re going to reschedule them to next month for the reason that we don’t have flu vaccines. The pap smear you’re going to check if is due, If is not due please reschedule
Referring to question 2, it is unfortunate that the son of the elderly client were non-compliant in taking the flu shot despite teaching. However, people sometime are negative or dismiss information that has been given to them, because of barriers. Barriers such as reading and writing can be a major obstacle in teaching a person who cannot read or write. Therefore, it is important as nurses not only to assess the health status of an individual; we should also assess their knowledge and understanding to know how much they know about the diseases/treatment. Beagley (2011), believes that “assessing and evaluating the learning needs of the patient are essential before planning and implementation of an educational plan” (p. 331). The US department
The article “Mom’s flu shot helps unborn babies: study” interprets the impact of flu shots during pregnancy towards an unborn baby’s fetal growth. A group of U.S and Bangladeshi researchers, who conducted the study, analyzed the weight of the baby once when the flu virus was circulating and once when it was absent. Studies showed that when it was flu season, mothers who were vaccinated gave birth to babies who weighed about 200 grams more than they usually do. Furthermore, according to Dr. Mark Steinhoff, a professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center stated that this was a major contrast in the baby’s weight. Yet, understanding this new discovery can be a useful asset towards the society as it raises awareness to
The flu vaccine is an annual vaccination used for a specific season to protect against the influenza virus and help combat the most common, predictable viruses during the upcoming season. The flu vaccine can be very helpful; according to the CDC, the vaccine reduces the chances of getting the flu by about 85%. However, the flu vaccine does not work all the time, the effectiveness often depends on different factors. The effectiveness of the vaccine depend on the age of the person, their general health status and the time in which you get the vaccine flu.
Health care workers will continue to lower rates of flu vaccination. While certainly factors in the proliferation of the vaccine low rate, influenza, was identified as one of several factors that affect the cross-transmission of influenza disease. Other factors may include the failure of HCWs to comply with the universally low immunization rate and continues to infection control practices among all people. Research presented above is by vaccination; remove the perceived or actual barriers support the need to increase the HCW influenza vaccination. At the same time, the lack of a vaccine in other population groups will require the same attention (Sullivan, 2009). Current CDC guidelines do not require hospitals to mandate flu vaccinations of
By getting flu vaccines it helps not getting sick. Even if you do get sick, it will not be as severe if you get the vaccine. For pregnant women it helps protect the baby, and even after the baby is born. Studies have shown that women who get the vaccine while pregnant, their babies are a third likely to get the flu. By getting the shot, it not guaranteed that the person will not get the flu. Depending on the age and health of the patient who gets the vaccine. It takes around two weeks for the flu shot to get into the immune system and take effect.
There are different factors that depend on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine. Health researchers measure how well flu vaccines work through different kinds of studies, such as randomized studies and observational studies. Randomized studies are the best method for determining how well a vaccine works. The CDC work with researchers at universities and hospitals to estimate how well flu vaccine works through observational studies using medically attended laboratory-confirmed flu as the outcome. According to a CNN health article 2017 they stated that the CDC
I do not receive a flu vaccine yearly. I do not plan on taking a flu vaccine every year in the future due to the vaccine not being more effective in preventing the flu. The CDC notes the effectiveness varies year to year due to two factors: the health and age of people being vaccinated and the match between the flu viruses circulating and the viruses used in the vaccines. The CDC reports on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine each year and has reported an average effectiveness in prior years’ ranging from 40% -60% in reducing the rate that people visit the doctor due to flu. The lowest years reported was in 2004-2005 season and 2014-2015 season with VE (Vaccine effectiveness) rate less than 20%. CDC reports the most effective vaccine
In this episode of 30 rock, a flu outbreak reaches the company and gets all the workers sick. In addition to the issue, there is a scarce resource for the flu shot which leads to Jack, chairman of the company, prioritizing who gets the shot. Furthermore, Liz, head writer of a sketch comedy, gets ready to go on vacation until her assistant tells her that there are no available rooms in the hotel that she planned on staying at; she didn’t end up going. Jack calls her into his office so she can get a flu shot. She soon realizes that no one in her department is getting a flu shot and becomes outraged. Jack tells her that only people that are “Elite” gets
Influenza, or the flu, causes approximately 36,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations annually in the United States and costs the American economy between $11 and $18 billion each year (General Accounting Office 2001b, page 1). The primary method for preventing influenza is the flu vaccine, which is generally available in a variety of settings including clinics, hospitals, schools, workplaces, and other convenient locations. The vaccine is typically distributed in October and November in anticipation of the winter flu season, which usually begins in late November and peaks in February. For the 2004-05 flu season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that as many as
Does the flu shot do more harm than good? The shot contains many harmful ingredients, weakens the immune system, and works no better than other, more natural remedies. The flu vaccination changes nearly annually because the each strand of the virus mutates every year. Since the flu shot is developed about eight to ten months in advance, so if the virus mutates during that time frame, the shot is ineffective when administered (The Drs. Wolfson). Many people get vaccinated each year because they believe it protects them; however, there are also many people that do not feel the need to go out and be vaccinated every year because their more natural protective barriers have worked or because they are aware of the dangers of the flu shot. Getting the flu shot does lower someone’s chances of getting the flu, but it only works with the circulating virus. People should strongly oppose getting a flu shot due to the negative