The Centers for Disease Control has very persuasive advertisements and really want to make people get out and get their flu shots so they can be as joyful and excited as the people in the ads. No one wants to be that one person that didn't get their flu shot and be stuck at home sick and feel like they are coughing out a lung.
The Government has left the delivery of flu shots to private doctors and centers such as pharmacies. The Government has in its place fixated on supporting manufacturing. In former years the government has found inadequate supply of vaccines, so the effort to provide higher production should yield a higher usage amount.
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.
Each new strain of the virus must be identified and that is usually done around February for the appropriate development and dispersal of a new vaccine for later that year. They do this by collecting strains of the flu virus from about 100 centers worldwide and then they analyze them in a laboratory. They take this information and use it to decide on the arrangement of the vaccines that are being offered for the following flu season. Also, there are two types of vaccines one that is injected and another that is a nasal-spray vaccine both that are made with live, attenuated virus. Flu vaccines specifically are recommended each year as this article mentions simply because “New flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with rapidly adapting flu viruses” (Mayo). This makes since because flu viruses change so quickly therefore last year's vaccine may not protect someone from the viruses of the upcoming years. Also after vaccination, one’s immune system does produce antibodies that will protect them from the vaccine viruses. Overall the fact that antibody levels start to decrease over time that makes it another reason to get a flu shot every
The Oscar G. Johnson Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI does not mandate flu vaccinations (Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, 2013). Influenza vaccinations are offered to all employees of the medical center free of charge. Targeted groups include all persons at least six months of age, residents of long-term care facilities, healthcare workers, and people who care for infants less than six months of age (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 2006). People with a history of Guillain – Barre, are moderate to severely acutely ill, or persons with allergies to eggs should not be given the vaccine without a physicians order. Employees are encouraged to prevent the transmission of communicable disease by using proper hand washing, avoiding homes and people who are ill, covering coughs and sneezes into a tissue or sleeve, proper disposal of used tissues, practicing cleanliness, staying home when ill, avoiding contact with mucous membranes, and utilizing masks when caring for ill people.
Every fall season we hear the question; did you get your flu shot yet? It is supposed to protect you from that nasty flu virus that circulates our communities during the fall and winter months. But, did you know that in 2011 the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Adverse Event Reporting Systems Website (AERS) reported 51 deaths caused by the flu vaccine in the United States (U.S.) (CDC,2012). According to National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), as of July 2012 there have been more than 84,000 reports of adverse reactions, 1000 vaccine related deaths and over 1600 cases of Guillain- Barre syndrome, a acute form of paralysis, triggered by the vaccine (NVIC.ORG).
Hi my name is Marah and today I am going to persuade you to get a Flu vaccination. I recently got a job working at Walgreens Pharmacy. Every day that I work I see people coming in to pick up their prescriptions that don’t look like the feel very great, with a tissue in one hand and their money in the other. No one wants to be sick, it’s not fun and it makes you feel like crap and you get absolutely nothing done. So it would only make sense if everyone was taking the precautionary measure in getting a flu shot. People should be lining up to get their vaccinations in order to prevent them from them getting sick and missing school, work or important events; but they aren’t, at Walgreens, we give maybe about 4 flu shots a day,
In conclusion, healthcare workers should have to receive a mandatory influenza vaccine to ensure a safe environment for patients to be treated. The worker’s rights are not violated
To get the flu vaccine or not to get the flu vaccine? This is a huge controversial question millions of Americans today ask themselves every year. There are many myths that come along with the topic of the flu vaccine that lead to people questioning the effectiveness of the medication. Safety for our families and loved ones is what we aim to achieve, but what are the pros and cons of this vaccine? What are the consequences and what are myths, but most importantly: what are the reasons we should get it in the first place? In this paper you will learn the many reasons for the flu vaccination and how it affects different populations beginning with children all the way to the elderly population. First of all, what is the flu
As a result, the burden placed on the health care system is significantly reduced. Therefore, people at a high risk of contracting influenza should seriously consider being vaccinated. Evidence suggests that educating high-risk people about the influenza vaccine is worthwhile. For example, during the influenza season of 2000-2001, 70% of adults 65 years of age and older received the flu shot. This suggests
In one of my night classes, our teacher brought up the facts of how many students miss school in the state of Kentucky along with how many days the school has had to shut down because of the flu. My teacher also talked about how the flu is the reason school is missed the most, therefore this leads me to think “why isn’t the flu shot mandatory in schools?” According to the “Kentucky Department of Education”, the article states “that in the state of Kentucky, they require every student have an up-to-date Commonwealth of Kentucky Immunization Certificate to be able to attend school.”
It’s late in the evening and a young boy hears his mother and father arguing. “Yes, he needs it”. “No, I don’t want him to have it”. What he doesn’t know is that his parents received a letter from his school stating that there has been a recent outbreak of influenza, or the flu. The boys parents are debating about whether or not they should get the flu shot for their young son, in an effort to prevent the flu. In the end, the mother wins the argument and the parents decide that their son should get the shot. A $30 dollar investment could ease the severity of the flu, and strengthen their son’s immune system as well. Debating whether or not to vaccinate children is a common topic between parents in the US. Vaccines are safe and effective,
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
Influenza is an infectious illness that can be spread from one individual to the next. It can be transmitted by means of saliva, nasal secretions, feces and blood. It can also be spread by coming in contact with the virus on contaminated surfaces. Influenza is responsible for an average of 36,000 deaths and for more than 226,000 hospitalizations each year in the United States. (Davidson, 2007-2009, Davis, 2007).
Many elderlies are not being vaccinated against the influenza virus leaving them unprotected from this disease. The current practice is to treat patients for acute or chronic conditions and prevention is being forgotten. Patient charts and immunization records need to be reviewed by all healthcare providers to identify patients that have received or need to receive the influenza vaccine. Patients that have not received the vaccine will be given information about the vaccine and the option to receive it. This approach will help increase knowledge and participation among the elderly population reducing the risk of getting the flu.