Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to sickness, hospitalization and in severe cases, even death for those people affected with the virus. Influenza is known to be the cause of many different flu symptoms and viruses. The type and severity of influenza in each flu season is different, which means that annual seasonal flu vaccinations are important to get on a regular basis. This is the most effective way to prevent from getting the flu. Vaccinations have been proven to reduce the risk of infection and flu-related deaths, as are noted especially in young children and infants. At Ameri Immunization & Wellness Center, we offer these important flu shots.
How These Vaccinations Work
Flu vaccines cause the body to develop antibodies about two weeks after a flu vaccination occurs. These antibodies can help to protect against the influenza infection with all of the viruses that are present in the flu vaccine. Traditional flu vaccines protect against influenza A H1N1, influenza A H3N2 and influenza B.
Who Should Get One?
Ultimately, anyone over the age of six month should get a flu vaccination. This is especially important for those people who are at a high risk of developing serious flu complications and symptoms. These individuals include:
- Those individuals over the age of 65
- Young children (especially those with neurologic conditions)
- Pregnant women
- Those individuals with asthma, heart disease & stroke history, diabetes, HIV/AIDS or cancer
When to Get Flu Vaccinations
Flu vaccinations should be taken before flu viruses begin to spread, typically early in fall (by the end of October). Some children may require two doses of the vaccine, and in those cases, the vaccination process should begin much sooner than that. Getting vaccinated later however can ensure that you’re protected later in the season. A medical professional can help provide more details as related to your particular health.
Learn More About Flu Vaccinations Today
If you want to learn more about flu vaccinations, contact Ameri Immunization & Wellness Center at 1-877-512-5442.