Views How to prepare your workforce for flu season

CNA file

CNA file

"Last year we saw in the United States 110 pediatric deaths from flu".

"Individuals under a physician's care for chronic medical conditions and children under the age of three years are asked to obtain a prescription for flu immunization from their private physician".

If there is one thing we know about flu season, it's that it's always unpredictable.

One of the most convenient options employers have in preventing the flu is on-site clinics.

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The department says the flu is usually considered widespread in January, February or March - not as early as December.

And she says it is not too late to get your flu shot, peak flu season has not even hit yet. "The flu vaccine has definitely gotten not the best publicity, and deservedly so", he said.

Joshi still encourages people to get their flu shot, saying it's still the best way to avoid getting the flu. While the vaccine's effectiveness can vary from year to year depending on what strain is going around, research continues to support the recommendation that working adults should get vaccinated every fall. Wiping down surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes kills many different viruses, including the flu. "We'd like to have everybody get their flu shots by now to help curb that".

This year, the cell-grown prevention methods are a fairly good match for the common strains of the flu that are circulating.

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. The shot also does not boost your immune system; if your immune system was already weakened before you were administered the shot, you may still be infected by the virus. Some people never show any signs of flu symptoms but may act as carriers of the virus, infecting their loved ones. Last year's numbers are the second highest since 2014.

Seniors, those aged over 65, get the shots free. With the holidays in full swing, and families traveling and getting together, that is expected to get worse.

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