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Spread the News…Not the Flu
                       News Flash!

•Complications from the FLU can lead to hospitalization
 and/or death.

•In a typical year, approximately 5 to 20 percent of the
 population gets the seasonal flu and approximately 36,000
 flu-related deaths are reported.

Seasonal Flu & Swine Flu – what do you need to know to keep
you and your family healthy?
PNEUMONIA
•Because pneumonia is a common complication of
 influenza (flu), getting a flu shot every fall is good
 prevention measure.

•Your doctor can help you decide if you, or a member of
 your family, need the vaccine against pneumococcal
 pneumonia.
 Flu Season

•Don’t become a statistic this
 flu season.
•What you need to know and
 what you can do to protect
 yourself and your patients –
 get a flu vaccination.
2009-2010 SEASONAL FLU
•Seasonal (or common) flu is a respiratory illness that
 can be transmitted person to person. Most people
 have some immunity and a vaccine is available.
Why Get the Flu Vaccine Early?

•The flu season can come early and unexpectedly -- the
 sooner you get your vaccination the better!
•Don’t wait until the last minute. It takes about two weeks
 after getting a flu vaccination for a person to develop the
 antibodies that correspond to a protective immune
 response.
 Flu Vaccines
•The most common side effects of the injectable flu
 vaccine are minor: soreness, redness or swelling at the
 injection site.

•Less common symptoms include low grade fever and
 body aches.

•Nasal spray has side effects include runny nose,
 wheezing, sore throat and cough, headache, vomiting,
 muscle aches and fever.
 Who should get the seasonal flu vaccine?
The CDC recommends a flu shot if you…

•Want to protect yourself and those around you.
•Work in healthcare.
•Are pregnant and/or breastfeeding during flu season.
•Are six months to 18 years older.
•Are age 50 years or older.
•Have a chronic medical condition, such as asthma or diabetes.
•Are an adult or child who is immunosuppressed.
•Reside in a nursing or chronic-care facility.
•Live with or care for people at high risk for complications from
 the flu.
What about “Swine” Flu?

•Novel H1N1 flu (swine flu)
 is a new influenza virus
 causing illness in people
•It is at a pandemic stage
 Flu Symptoms

•Fever        • Vomiting
•Chills       • Diarrhea
•Fatigue      • Sore Throat
•Body aches   • Cough
•Headache     • Runny/Stuffy nose
Common Sense Prevention Tips

•Get vaccinated
•Hand Wash, Hand Wash, Hand Wash
•Carry Hand Sanitizer
•Use a tissue – cough or sneeze into it; when a tissue is
 unavailable cough into the sleeve of your arm – NOT
 YOUR HAND
•Stay home from work or school when feeling ill – keep
 your child home if they are feeling ill
References
• Centers for Disease Control
  http://www.cdc.gov
• Influenza Vaccine Safety & Availability
  http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/SafetyAvailability/Vaccin
  eSafety/ucm110288.htm
• FDA List of Strains Included in the 2009-2010 Influenza Vaccine
  http://www.fda.gov/BiologicsBloodVaccines/GuidanceComplianceRe
  gulatoryInformation/Post-
  MarketActivities/LotReleases/ucm162050.htm
• Seasonal Influenza Resources for Health Professionals
  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/professionals/vaccination/
• Key Fact About Seasonal Flu Vaccine
  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm

								
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