Most cities in the Bay Area are high-influenza areas, and health departments warn: Vaccination is more useful than wearing a mask

Most cities in the Bay Area are high-influenza areas, and health departments warn: Vaccination is more useful than wearing a mask

Recently, new coronary pneumonia has caused anxiety.
But recently
Contra Costa Health Department reminds people
More attention should be paid to the threat of the flu to the body
Get vaccine protection as soon as possible, more useful than wearing a mask

The editor who lives in Nanwan looked at the Flu Risk Index of several surrounding cities
Every dayHIGH

Searched several other cities, no exception
San Matoe👇 Peninsula
Sanfan District

East Bay Fremont????

More city conditions available

A map of the city also surrounded by a ball of purple

Feeling trapped in the body by poisonous gas

Suddenly the whole person is not good

A few days ago we helped everyone popularize

American flu killed 1.2 people. How did this figure come about? Why are Americans not panicking?

I hope that everyone will not cause panic because of the number of deaths, but we must also pay attention to the flu and have multiple protections.

The flu season in the U.S. usually starts fromBeginning in late October each year and continuing until the spring of the following year.

Although most people can be cured by drugs and autoantibodies, if they can be protected in advance, many pains can be avoided. Here, the Health Bureau also reminds the people in the Bay AreaGetting a flu shotIt's not too late.

Who needs a flu vaccine?

the answer isSuggestEveryone goes for a flu shot.

San Francisco Department of Public Health issued a circular urgingage6 months and aboveAll residents ofLatest flu vaccine. Vaccinations for pregnant women, children under 5 and adults over 65, and patients with chronic diseasesEspecially important.

For most healthy adults, a single vaccination can safely pass this flu season. And forInfants 6 to 35 months, pregnant women, seniors over 65, and patients with other diseases, May need to be based on their own situation,Changing the dose and frequency of vaccines. Please be specificConsult a doctorOr consult a physician and pharmacist when vaccinating.



When is the best vaccine?

The vaccines are slightly different at each time period to target the currently circulating virusesbest effect.

Generally speaking, every October is the time to get the vaccine. If youDid not fight in the second half of 19, I suggest you get vaccinated as soon as possible.

If you want to travel to areas with high flu, the CDCEarly vaccination during the non-flu season (May-August) is not recommendedBecause it may lead to seasonal fluReduced protection.


Where should the vaccine be given?

In order for every resident to get the nearest flu vaccine,There are really many places.Doctor's office, clinic, local health department, pharmacy, and university medical center, etc., Both provide flu vaccine. Some secondary schools in the Bay Area will also temporarily open in-school flu shot clinics. And most clinics that provide flu vaccineswalk-in flu shot service.No advance booking required.

If you do n’t have a family doctor, and schools or companies do n’t offer flu shot clinics, do n’t worry at all. CornerDrugstores such as Walgreen and CVS. If you log in to the CVS official website, you can find out where you can get vaccines nearby.

And many business districtsUrgent Crae Clinic, Both provide flu vaccination, as wellNo appointment required.

If you don't know how to find friends, please refer to this website


Just check Flu on the right to find your nearest vaccination site; you can also find other vaccination sites for the same reason.

How much does it cost to get a vaccine?

A large partMedicare is covered by the flu vaccine, And the insurance that international students are required to purchase is basically CoverVarious common vaccines.If you are not sure if you can get free vaccination, you can check it on the spot at the clinic.

For a few cases that are not covered by insurance, or temporarily uninsured (such as fresh graduates), etc.The price is quite reasonable. The following figure is someList prices for common pharmacy clinics.

What if I have been infected with the flu?

FocusIf already infectedFlu (Flu), or fever or headache,Very unsuitable for vaccination until healed.Because your immune system is fighting another disease, then it mayUnable to cope with vaccine and produce enough antibodies. This means that it may take longer for you to recover from the original disease or the vaccine may be less effective.

In addition, due to their own illness,It's hard to tell if you have an adverse reaction to the flu vaccineResulting inseriousPotential danger. And the doctor said that if you just gotordinarycold(Cold).It is possible to consider vaccination. Below is a comparison chart of common symptoms of Cold and Flu.

But due toYour own judgment of symptomsNot necessarily accurate, It is still recommendedVaccination after recovery.

Data show how long the human body fully fights the flu virusAbout two weeks, Period shouldIncrease drinking water, keep warm, take medicine on time, and rest as much as possible at home. If you feel your symptoms are severe, it is recommendedGo to a medical center or Urgent Care CenterSee a doctor.

 Special Note: 

👉 The CDC reminds,People allergic to eggsShould be inAfter the doctor's diagnosis, And then inject the appropriate flu vaccine. And, for this population,Be sure to get the vaccine in a hospital or outpatient facility and be supervised by a physician who can identify and handle severe allergic reactions.

👉 Vaccines do not prevent flu 100%In the high flu season,Always wash your hands after going out and avoid touching your eyes or nose with your hands or arms.Also, try toStaying longer in crowded places, And remember to change your clothes in time according to the weather.


I hope everyone can be healthy through the flu season and don't forget to get vaccinated as soon as possible!

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