Eileen RubinKeymasterSeptember 1, 2020 at 4:54 pmPost count: 17
I got my flu shot last week! Please check your local pharmacies, Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Osco, Costco, etc… and of course, your pulmonary docs or internists, to see if your flu shots are available.
As we have illustrated with our Flu and ARDS Awareness Page https://ardsglobal.org/flu-outbreak/ there are a number of people who get flu and unfortunately it can be a precipitating cause to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and for those who end up with flu and ARDS, the results can be devastating. There are too many who will lose their lives from flu that results in ARDS.
This year, especially, with CoVID-19 still a major risk for people across the world, it is especially important to get your flu vaccine. While it is true that the flu vaccination does not protect everyone from the flu, it is documented that even if it does not prevent all strains of the flu, it will in fact lessen some of the people with their symptoms from a flu that they may catch. And it will prevent some strains of the flu.
Though there are people who do not believe in vaccinations, or others who say that they got sick after getting a flu shot, it should be noted that once a person gets the shot, it takes about two weeks to get into their system and a number of those people who assert that they got sick from the flu shot were already exposed to the flu, which could be the reason why they say that they got sick from the shot.
If you ask any of those people who got the flu and then ARDS, most, if not all, would say that they wished they had gotten their vaccine.
Here are some articles related to flu and ARDS:
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