Flu Shot Day 4

If this is the first flu vaccine post you are reading, make sure you check out my previous posts this week to learn more about the flu vaccine!  The next two days posts will be about NATURAL ways to protect yourself from the flu these next few months. . According to the CDC on their …

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cold vs flu

Flu Shot Day 3

Today I’d like to point out the differences between a cold and a flu. And tell you a shocking statistic….the CDC ESTIMATED last year’s vaccine was only 40% effective (and with that it was 49% effective in Influenza B (mildest form), 25% against H3N2 (most common strain found circulating last year) and 65% against H1N1). …

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what is in a flu shot

Flu Shot Day 2

Did you see my post from yesterday? If not, go check it out. It gives the background on the flu vaccine and what influenza viruses are found IN the vaccine (if you should chose to get it this year…which I hope you change your mind after this week-long educational series!). . Today I’d like to …

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types of flu vaccines

Flu Shot Day 1

Happy October!  Today starts my week long informational series on “To Flu Shot or Just Say No?”  Today I will start with what exactly is getting injected into (not ingredients—that will be a later post), but what the vaccine consists of. The influenza virus was first isolated 80 years ago in 1933.  The first vaccine …

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