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November 10, 2018

A free flu jab is available to people aged 65 years and older, pregnant women and people with long-term health conditions.

The seasonal flu vaccine protects against three or four influenza viruses this year.

"I think some parents feel like that's an easier way to get the flu vaccine", Dr. Bhargava says.

"I usually do the flu shot", Dr. Bhargava says. Older men and women may, however, get extra protection from a single shot of high-dose flu vaccine.Outside of these groups in which safety and efficacy have been proven, one should not take a booster dose of influenza vaccine on the theory that it would be, at worst, harmless. "But it's still given because some people are afraid of needles and they have that option but we highly don't recommend it", said Michelle, Licensed Vocational Nurse at Kaiser Permanente Martinez Medical Center. There have been two deaths due to the influenza virus and levels of hospitalizations are within expected numbers, according to the California Department of Public Health's report through Oct 14 to 20.

One is that the flu vaccine can give you the flu. Even healthy people can become sick enough to miss work or school for a significant amount of time, or even be hospitalized.

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Masjid-e-Ali at 47 Cedar Grove Lane will be providing the public with free flu shots, November 10 from 10:30 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Getting the flu shot early allows the body to build up its immune system and beat the bug before it makes you ill.

Flu shots will be available at the Concord campus by appointment.

The following news release was issued by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit regarding flu vaccines. You can track of how much flu is in the community by visiting here.

"Children under the age of 5 are more likely to be admitted to hospital with flu than any other age group". They vary in price from $19.99 to $40.99, depending on location. "The vaccination is given as a nasal spray which is a safe and effective way of protecting not only the children themselves, but the people they may come into contact with".

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