FLU VACCINATION

Beverly Hills Cardiology

Why should people get vaccinated against the flu?

Flu Vacination Beverly Hills

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season in Beverly Hills is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. That is why no matter your current health a flu vaccination is always a good idea when entering into flu season.

During a regular fluseason, 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. During this time, flu viruses are circulating in the population. An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal-spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

Studies show an increase in rates of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and death during the annual influenza season. Acute infections in general have been shown to be associated with an increased risk of AMI in observational epidemiological studies. Scientists say that the flu vaccination may “half the risk of heart attack in middle-aged people with narrowed arteries”.

Where can I get a flu vaccination?

Beverly Hills Cardiology will be offering flu vaccination during this flu season. In the past, supplies have been limited. Make your appointment today for your annual flu shot.

Why do I need a flu vaccine every year?

A flu vaccine is needed every year because flu viruses are constantly changing. It’s not unusual for new flu viruses to appear each year. The flu vaccine is updated annually to keep up with the flu viruses as they change.

Also, multiple studies conducted over different seasons and across vaccine types and influenza virus subtypes have shown that the body’s immunity to influenza viruses (acquired either through natural infection or vaccination) declines over time.

Does flu vaccination work right away?

No. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against influenza virus infection. That’s why it’s better to get vaccinated early in the fall, before the flu season really gets under way.

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