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Is It Safe To Be Vaccinated For Flu?

Before we deal with whether flu vaccination is necessary, let us see the basics about flu. Influenza which is popularly called flu is caused by RNA viruses that affect birds and animals.

Influenza spreads around the world resulting in deaths of thousands of people every year. In some pandemic years the numbers may move up to millions. The most common symptoms of the disease includes chills, fever, sore throat, muscle pain, severe headache, coughing and fatigue. In children it may cause nausea and vomiting.

Influenza is transmitted through coughs, sneezes and contaminated surfaces. Is it necessary to be vaccinated for influenza? It absolutely is. The vaccination is safe and protects against various flu illness. The vaccination of 2011-2012 will protect against the three influenza viruses.

Princeton University based researchers have found that the vaccination could allow for effective wide scale prevention of flu by limiting the influenza virus’ ability to spread and mutate. The asthma sufferers and elderly are said to be greatly benefited by this vaccine.

The other safety measures to protect against influenza includes covering your nose and mouth with tissue when you cough or sneeze, washing hands thoroughly and avoiding contact with sick people.

Some of the trusted home remedies are including vitamin C to boost immune system, including garlic in your diet and breathing aromatic steam with strips of fresh chopped ginger, vicks vaporub or eucalyptus oil. Nasal saline irrigation and hot chicken soup are other best and trusted home remedies 


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