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Flu shot facts
Flu (influenza) is a respiratory infection caused by influenza viruses A and B. Flu caused by viruses that infect your nose, throat, and lungs. Influenza can cause viral pneumonia. Chronic medical conditions such as diabetes place you in much higher risk for complication and it can lead to bacterial pneumonia.
Information about flu vaccine freely available over Internet. Some of the information limited or missing scientific data.
Flu vaccine market size
Novartis spent $5-
Britain's Astra Zeneca paid $15-
Glaxo purchased the old BioChem vaccine operation in Quebec for $1.4-
Types of flu vaccine
Flu vaccinate available in high dose containing up to four times the amount of influenza antigen (Fluzone High-
How you can get flu
When you exposed to sick person by handshake or when person sneeze or cough, your immune system produces the correct antibodies and they blocking ability to infect cells.
Fly Symptoms: Fever, chills, sore throat and muscle pain
First and most important rule to avoid flu infection is prevention.
Avoid sick people
Food – because of diabetes your blood sugar tends to fluctuate. When you experience elevated blood sugar it increase bacteria, yeast, and fungi that can leave the immune system weak and prone to infection.
Flu vaccine production takes up to six months. World Health Organization makes three “seeds”, each seed strain. Flu is viral infection and will only grow in living cells. One of the best places to grow it is in fertilized chicken eggs. Each seed strain made from a harmful flu virus. Flu vaccine made by injecting a target strain and harmless strain into fertilized chicken egg (Anonymous, 2004).
There are over 500 different viruses that can cause flu-
How to boost your immune system naturally.
We love supplements, it easy available. Below I described best supplements which has strong reputations for boosting your immune system against infection, but most herbal products must be taken for weeks to be effective.
Omega 3’s: -
Vitamin D: supports immune system during flu season.
Astragalus Herb: Chinese medicine ability to boost the immune system
Ginseng: American ginseng and Asian or Korean ginseng immunity boosting support
Probiotics dietary supplements or foods that contain beneficial, or good, bacteria that are similar to those normally found in the human body.
Sambucol (black elderberry) is available at most area drug stores.
Neurological complications resulting from chemicals or vaccines (Guillain-
Vaccines are made with chemicals to preserve the viral ingredient within the vaccine.
Flu vaccines contain trace amounts of mercury, ethylene glycol (antifreeze), formaldehyde, phenols, antibiotics, etc. Many vaccines also contain immune adjuvants like aluminum and squalene, and may contain egg ingredients.
Rare risk of allergic reaction in individuals with an allergy to eggs.
Questions and Answers:
Q. When flu season begins?
A. Flu season starts in October and can last until May
Q. Who can be vaccinated?
A. Adults and children age 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine. It’s especially important for people with asthma, diabetes, and lung disease because they’re at a higher risk for flu complications such as pneumonia. Pregnant women, children under age 5, and adults over age 65 are also at a higher risk.
To have flu shot is personal decision, weight benefits and always decide on what is best for you.
Anonymous. (2004, September). Flu Vaccine Production. Technology Review.
Be informed before making flu vaccination decision. (2012). The Times -