Posted by: Christa Bergamo on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)
Influenza is a very serious illness that can potentially lead to hospitalization and even death. Every year the flu season is different, depending on the strand of the influenza virus that is spread. Receiving the flu vaccine annually is the best way to reduce ones chance of getting sick with the seasonal flu and spreading it to others in the community. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread throughout a community.
For the 2017-2018 flu season only the injectable form of the influenza vaccine will be available. The CDC does not recommended anyone receive the nasal spray form of the vaccine this year. The Influenza vaccine is recommended for everyone 6 months of age or older. The recommendation for those with an egg allergy is that they can receive the vaccine and no longer have to wait 30 minutes to be monitored by a health care provider. If you have a severe egg allergy the person should receive their vaccine in a medical setting and be supervised by a health care provider who is able to recognize and manage an allergic reaction.