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Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety track record.
The flu vaccine is available by shot or nasal spray. Get your flu shot or spray as soon as the vaccine is available in your area. It is especially important to get the vaccine if you, someone you live with, or someone you care for is at high risk of complications from the flu. Mild reactions such as soreness, headaches, and fever are common side effects of the flu vaccine. If you experience a severe reaction such as difficulty breathing, hives, or facial swelling, seek medical attention immediately.
Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons between 1976 and 2007, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. During a regular flu season, about 90 percent of deaths occur in people 65 years and older. The “seasonal flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.
Mollen Immunization Clinics is the largest and most trusted provider of influenza (flu) immunizations in the United States. We conduct a network of seasonal clinics at drug stores, supermarkets, shopping centers, superstores, corporations, schools, governments (City, County, State & Federal) in a variety of community locations, and we support thousands of clinics across the United States each year.
It is criminal for employers to get involved in personal health care decisions. Not only are these types of immunizations less than 75% effective, they can be harmful to individuals. The risk/benefit ratio should be an individual choice. Look at the potential risks below. Mandates on vaccines in large companies is like treating people like cows – the type of cow you don't want to eat or drink its milk.
* Allergic response
* Guillain-Barre syndrome
* Myalgia (muscle pain)
* Malaise (fatigue)
* Soreness at injection site
* Systemic Vasculitis
~ Dr. Theresa Ramsey, www.DrRamsey.com...