May 3, 2011

Flu Shots

I didn't go to work today because my left arm is still numb from the flu shot yesterday. Every year our company makes sure to give all their employees flu vaccines as well as other vaccines to protect the health of their employees. Isn't it great? No need to shell out money just to have vaccine and even our dependents can have it, yun nga lang i need to bring them in the office in taguig just to have it, hassle.

According to WHO:

Influenza is a viral infection that affects mainly the nose, throat, bronchi and, occasionally, lungs. Infection usually lasts for about a week, and is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, aching muscles, headache and severe malaise, non-productive cough, sore throat and rhinitis.

The virus is transmitted easily from person to person via droplets and small particles produced when infected people cough or sneeze. Influenza tends to spread rapidly in seasonal epidemics.

Most infected people recover within one to two weeks without requiring medical treatment. However, in the very young, the elderly, and those with other serious medical conditions, infection can lead to severe complications of the underlying condition, pneumonia and death.

So people out there, makes sure you have flu shots ok? This virus is very common nowadays so we have to protect ourselves. Well, it is not 100%  guarantee that you will not having flu for a year but im sure it helps.

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