Flu Vaccines: Everything You Need To Know Now

Flu Shot, Vaccines, Health, Wellness, Risks, CDC

Flu season is here. And like any flu seasons there is a hot debate between those who are pro-vaccine and those who are anti-vaccine. To help make an informed decision here is everything you need to know about getting vaccinated. Vaccines are used to boost your immune system and prevent serious, life-threatening diseases. They work by “training” your body to defend itself when certain germs or bacteria invade. They expose you to a very small amount of viruses or bacteria that have been weakened or killed. Your immune system then learns to recognize and attack the infection if you are exposed to it later in life. As a result, you will not become ill, or you may have a milder infection. There are four types of vaccines available: Live virus vaccines: These use a weakened form of the virus (examples include the chickenpox vaccine and the measles, mumps, and rubella …