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Why take the Flu Shot?

The flu Vaccine protects against influenza. Although all the hype lately is on the COVID vaccine. The flu or influenza can be fatal too.

Influenza is a highly contagious viral infection that can cause widespread illness and deaths every year. Influenza viruses usually spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes. People may spread the virus before they know they are infected.

Symptoms of influenza infection usually come on suddenly and may include:

  • fever (high temperature)
  • cough
  • muscle or body aches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • headaches
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose

Influenza infection is more serious in pregnant women, babies, older people, and people with chronic health conditions such as heart, lung or kidney diseases, or weakened immune systems.

However, even fit and healthy people, especially children, can get very sick from influenza. Influenza can cause a serious infection in the lungs and can make chronic health conditions worse. Some people can even die from influenza and its complications.