The Center for Disease Control urges its citizens from 6 months and above to get a flu vaccine as soon as it's available this fall.
Health experts claim that the 2010-2011 flu vaccine will aid in safeguarding from three different flu viruses: an H3N2 virus, an influenza B virus and the H1N1 virus that caused mayhem in the previous season.
Homer Rice, Ph. D, with the Leon Co Health Department explains, "We can't cover every possible permutation of the virus, in other words there are many different type of flu viruses. We're giving you a shot that will protect you against the major ones. The one that are the most common out there. And it's always possible even if you get a flu shot, you'll get a different form of the flu.”
He further adds that the it doesn’t come as the first thing to be offered, but CDC will aid in changing the strands in case of common flu vaccines, every three years and common flu was featured as the regular vaccine for each year straight.
Individuals who backed out to avail the vaccine, survey shows few adverse effects were noted by the strand.
Meanwhile more relevant information on the flu can be found in www. cdc. gov/flu.