YAKIMA Wa. – The National Week of Influenza Immunization and Health Experts recommend you to update your vaccines.
Mother Jessica Johnson has two children and says she has had her vaccinated for several years because she does not want to run the risk of getting the flu.
"I know how to best protect them Getting the flu is a vaccine for them, and I've heard really scary stories about children getting flu, really getting sick and possibly even dying, and me Just do not want my kids to be at risk, "he told Johnson.
Johnson is not the only one who has vaccinated her family this season Nurse Practitioner at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic Amber Shapton says she will be this year More Patients Wanted to Receive Influenza Vaccinations Before the Winter Season 19659003] "It appears that more people are being vaccinated against influenza this year. 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 vaccination rates, "said Shapton
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the 2017 season was This is one of the deadliest flu seasons in recorded history until 2018.
Shapton says that's why they encourage people to get the flu shot if you do not have them, which is because they protect you from multiple diseases
"To protect against the influenza virus, which can lead to significant respiratory complications that may require hospitalization, influenza can also lead to death," says Shapton. [January] January is well-known to be the culmination of flu-like cases.
"Part of this has to do with the seasons and the cold weather, that more people spend time indoors en, more people get together and refer to the holidays, so more people have exposure potential, "said Shapton.
But she says it's not too late to catch the flu.
Anyone over the age of six months can be vaccinated and specifically recommends that children, pregnant women, people with existing health problems and the elderly receive their vaccines as soon as possible.