Vaccination stimulates the body’s natural immune response, enabling it to fight the flu virus. However, viruses are in a constant state of mutation, and the effectiveness of a vaccine diminishes over time. This is why a new vaccine is developed every year to include the most recent strains. To provide you with adequate protection against the flu viruses that are most likely to affect you each winter season, an annual vaccination is strongly recommended.
Symptoms of the flu
Flu symptoms generally include:
Muscle aches and stiffness
Stuffy or runny nose
Lack of appetite
Advantages of the flu vaccine
It can be administered to anyone six months or older.
It represents the safest, most effective means of preventing and fighting the flu virus. It prevents hundreds of thousands of doctor and emergency room visits—as well as hundreds of hospitalizations and deaths—each year.
It provokes very few undesirable side effects.
It limits the spread of the virus.
After being vaccinated, it takes approximately two weeks to become fully immunized against the flu. This is why it’s best to get yourself vaccinated at the beginning of the flu season.
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