Many people find themselves coughing and sneezing their way through the winter season, but how do you know when things start to get serious? Learn how to distinguish between symptoms of the flu and the common cold, and when to see a health professional:
As part of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 (NCVIA), health professionals and vaccine manufacturers are able to report adverse events that occur following a routine vaccine injection. In response, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) created the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) in 1990 as a means for tracking this information. Learn more about the VAERS program:
In the U.S., flu season typically runs from October to May, most commonly peaking between December and March. During the 2016-2017 flu season alone, 145.9 million people were vaccinated against influenza. Although modern medicine has significantly impacted the number of people affected by the flu, there was a time when tens of millions around the globe felt its reach. While vaccination is an effective course of preventative treatment, protection is not guaranteed. To boost protection, try the following recommendations:
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses, each corresponding with a unique number to denote the HPV type. The CDC estimates that 14 million people are infected with HPV each year. Although most cases of HPV can be resolved without medical intervention, in some instances the virus can lead to more significant complications, like cancer.
Thanks to advances in vaccine medicine, we live in a world where our immune systems can be taught to fight off a disease before we fall ill. As adults age, however, their immune systems begin to weaken, limiting the response to infectious bacteria and viruses in their bodies.
Many enjoy the 40-60% efficacy of protection offered by the influenza vaccine without issue, but some patients do experience complications. With the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, it is possible to receive compensation for your flu shot injury.
The CDC recommends that children receive the first dose of the MMR vaccination from 12-15 months, and the second dose at 4-6 years. Adults born after 1956 who have not been vaccinated should receive at least one dose of the vaccine, but how does it protect us?
Influenza, or the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused by a viral infection of the nose, throat, and lungs. The virus travels from person to person through infectious droplets expelled from the nose or mouth, but chances of contracting the virus decrease between 40-60% with the administration of a flu shot.
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Herd Immunity is a phenomena seen when a high percentage of individuals within a population have developed immunity to a pathogen. Because so many people within the community are unable to contract the disease or virus, this reduces the likelihood that those who have not developed immunity will contract the disease.