How many people get the flu vaccine every year?

Not enough. According to the CDC, less than 40% of of people receive the flu shot. Although a less than very effective vaccine, it is still helpful in reducing the severity and duration of flu symptoms and could reduce the 36,000 people who die from the flu and its' complications every year in this country.

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What is the value of a pneumonia vaccine in addition to flu vaccine? I'm in my fifties and take the bus to work every day. Every year I get the flu vaccine, but a friend suggested I also get the pneumonia vaccine. Is this something I should be doing?

It . It is very sensible that you are taking the influenza vaccination every year as this substantially decreases your chance of getting influenza and spreading it to others. The centers of disease control (cdc) currently only recommends the pneumonia vaccine (23-valent polysaccharide vaccine called. Read more...
Immunizations. Flu vaccine protects you against viruses while the pneumonia vaccine will protect you against bacterial pneumonia such as strep pneumoniae. By all means get both shots for your protection. Read more...

I have never had a flu shot get the flu once a year. Are these super flus bring created by your vaccine eventually gonna get me and prob devour me?

Odd question. There are no "super flu bugs" created by vaccines. Vaccines are derived from strains created in nature.Nature sometimes mutates a flu strain to such a degree that a major part of the world population has never had a similar flu and it may reek havoc, as it did near the end of WWI. Since you get the flu every year, you likely have some partial immunity to new strains and don't get it as bad as some. Read more...

How many people get the flu vaccine? What happens if you don't get it?

Millions of people. Mllions of people of all age group get the Flu Vaccine every year to prevent them getting the Flu Those who do not get the vaccine are susceptible to get Flu when exposed to it. Read more...

Is it safe to get the flu vaccine while breastfeeding?

Flu shot is safe. Breastfeeding women, who have had no problems with prior vaccinations, should get the annual flu shot. The vaccine helps prevent the women from catching the flu and bringing it home to their babies. Babies cannot get their first flu shot until 6 months of age (their second flu shot is a month after their first shot). Read more...

Should I get the flu vaccine ?

Yes. Anyone 6 months of age or older should get a flu vaccination to help prevent catching influenza a or b, or the h1n1 swine flu. One can skip the vaccination if he is allergic to it. People at higher risk for severe influenza symptoms include pregnant women, the elderly, the immunosuppressed, asthmatics, young children and babies, etc... High-risk persons should definitely get vaccinated. Read more...
Yes. I believe that everyone should get the vaccine each year. The illness can be severe and sometimes deadly. The vaccine is generally well tolerated. Read more...

When should someone NOT get the flu vaccine?

Contraindications. Influenza vaccine is contraindicated in infants less than 6 months old, if you have a high fever or if you have had a past severe allergic reaction to the vaccine. Read more...
Flu vaccine . Contraindications for flu vaccine are - allergy to flu vaccine , bleeding disorder , egg allergy and high fever . . Read more...

Who should get the flu vaccine and how often?

Anyone > 6m of age. The flu germ mutates every year & last years vaccine is not likely to help you more than that season.You place yourself at risk if you do not get a yearly flu shot. Read more...
Age 6 months and up. All persons aged 6 months and older should be vaccinated each and every year unless there is a specific contraindication or unless the vaccine supply is limited. Read more...

If you've had the flu, should you still get the flu vaccine?

Yes. Every flu season, there are at least 2 or 3 strains going around at different times. Flu vaccine can prevent you from getting the strain you haven't had yet. Read more...
Yes. There are multiple flu strains in the flu shot. You can have the flu and still catch one of the other strains in the same season. I have it seen it happen to multiple patients each flu season. Read more...