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Flu Shot Newark Nj


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Flu Shots in Newark, NJ

What do you know about the flu? For the average adult, catching the flu feels like nothing more than a bad cold. In children, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may accompany cold symptoms. However, in some susceptible individuals – including children younger than 5 years old, adults over age 65, pregnant women and people with certain chronic medical conditions – complications can arise from catching the flu.

The most common flu-related complication is pneumonia. This disease can lead to hospitalization and even death. Even if you don’t fit the demographic of susceptible individuals, you may come in contact with these people every day. If you have the flu, you could expose someone else to it. That’s why getting a seasonal flu shot is so important for protecting yourself and those around you, in Newark, against possible influenza-related complications.

Every year, scientists develop a new vaccine strain in an effort to best match the current mutation of the virus. Because every flu season is different, it’s important to get vaccinated this year even if you had a flu shot in Newark, NJ last season.

It’s true that flu vaccines are imperfect. However, because they introduce inactivated microorganisms into your body, the vaccine cannot make you sick. Sometimes though, the vaccine doesn’t perfectly match the living virus, so you could still become ill. Fortunately, the antibodies formed from getting the vaccine make flu symptoms less severe. They also protect you from flu-related complications that could seriously threaten your health.

To schedule your flu shot in Newark, NJ, contact Astrahealth today.