The flu shot; there is a lot of controversy about the significance of getting the flu shot from your doctors for the flu season especially. Many doctors and researchers say that the single best way to protect your body against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.

Flu vaccines works by causing the antibodies to develop about two weeks after the vaccination. They provide protection against the infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. Traditional flu vaccines protect against Influenza A viruses and the Influenza B virus. There are many different types of vaccinations you can take to prevent the flu.

Doctors and researchers believe that influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, so this infection can definitely infect people in different ways. Some might end up not being as sick as others.

Millions of people get the flu every year. Even fairly healthy people are liable to get sick from the flu and spread it to the others around them since it is a contagious infection. Flu related hospitalizations in the last 7 years ranged from 140,000 to 710,000 according to CDC which is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Out of these, the flu related deaths are estimated to be between 12,000 and 56,000.

During flu season, the viruses circulate at higher levels in the US population rather than anywhere else. This season can begin as early as October and end as late as May of the next year. Researchers say that the best way to prevent the flu during this season is to get the vaccination so that the infection doesn’t spread around as much as usual.

On the other hand, there are those who don’t want to get a flu shot for multiple different reasons. Some researchers have found that there is little proof the vaccine even works. Since there are over 200 viruses that cause influenza or an illness like it, there’s not a way to predict which strain actually hit the US or different parts of the world each year, so the scientists educated guess might not always be right. In this instance, the flu shot isn’t helping because if researchers guess wrongly, millions of people are getting the shot for practically no reason.

The CDC itself reported that brain inflammation and death are known side effects of every vaccine. A lot of people don’t take into consideration that conditions such as autism, ADHD and learning disabilities are manifestations of an inflamed brain. Since there are so many ingredients listed in the vaccinations, many people might not even be able to get the shot anyways because they could happen to be allergic to the ingredients inside.

Also, influenza isn’t AS serious as everyone makes it out to be. Not a lot of people close to you or around you have been pronounced dead because of the flu. Most of the time, it’s just a few days home from daycare, school or work to get brought back to health considering the flu is contagious and you wouldn’t want to get someone else sick.

There are many different ways you are able to prevent getting the flu, diseases or different illnesses without getting the flu shot as well. Frequently washing your hands with regular soap and a healthy lifestyle are known to be better for you and are safer ways to prevent yourself from getting the flu during the flu season.

Clearly, there are many different reasons as to why you should get the flu shot, but there are also multiple reasons as to why you should not. Which one are you going to choose this flu season?

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