Influenza season is here and health experts recommend that you get your flu shot YAKIMA Wa. – The National Influenza…
YAKIMA Wa. – The National Influenza Week and Health Experts recommend that you keep your vaccines updated.
Mother Jessica Johnson has two children saying she has been vaccinated for several years now because she does not want to risk getting the flu.
“I know the best way to protect them from getting the flu’s for them to be vaccinated and I’ve heard very scary stories that children get sick with the flu and get really sick and possibly even die and I just want to my children will be in danger of it “johnson.
Johnson is not the only one who gets his family vaccinated this season. The nurse practitioner at Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Amber Shapton says they have received more patients this year who want to get their flu shots before the winter season. 19659003] “This year, it seems that more people are vaccinated against flu. Last year, the vaccine was not as effective and so many people were more skeptical last year, but this year there seems to be an increase in our vaccine prices,” said Shapton.
According to the centers of disease control and prevention, the vintage of 2017 to 2018 was one of the deadliest influenza seasons in recorded history.
Shapton says that’s why they encourage people to get the flu boyfriend if you have “That’s why it already prevents you from multiple diseases.”
“To protect against the influenza virus that can cause significant respiratory complications that may requiring hospitalization, flu may also cause death, “said Shapton.
Shapton says December and January are known to be the peak months of influenza as a fall.
” Part of it has to do with the seasons and the cold weather more people spending time indoors, more people get together with the holidays so more people have potential for exposure, “said Shapton.
But she says it’s not too late to get your flu shot.
Everyone over six months can vaccinated and they especially recommend children, pregnant women, people with existing health issues and elderly people to receive immunization vaccines as soon as