SVG Healthwatch: Time for Your Flu Shot

It seems bed bugs have replaced swine flu as the fright of the moment but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get your flu shot. Last year the flu claimed 12,000 lives and caused 60 million illnesses and 265,000 hospitalizations. New CDC statistics last week suggest flu strain mortality varies widely, from 3,000 in an exceptionally mild year to 49,000 in a recent really bad one — and it’s impossible to predict how bad each year will be.

This year, a record vaccine supply is expected — an all-in-one inoculation that now promises protection against that swine flu strain plus two other kinds of influenza.
Shipments began so early that drugstores are offering vaccinations amid their back-to-school sales. This year, a record vaccine supply is expected — an all-in-one inoculation that now promises protection against that swine flu strain plus two other kinds of influenza. Shipments, in fact, began so early that drugstores are offering vaccinations amid their back-to-school sales. Click here for more information and if flu shots are being offered in your production compound or office it’s best to take advantage of the offer now as the vaccine is effective for a full year.