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Have you received your flu shot yet?

VA staff receive flu shot

Betsy Helsel, Associate Director of Clinical Operations, Michael Merricks, AFGE Vice President of the Allied Professional Unit receiving their flu shots.

By Mary Dillinger
Monday, October 7, 2013

Employees can get their vaccine Monday – Friday in Occupational Health from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.  There is also a roving flu cart on all shifts for employees.  The roving cart will come to you.  All you have to do is page 73-440. 

Every year thousands of people in the United States die from flu, and many more are hospitalized.  The flu vaccine is currently the best protection we have from flu and its complications.  Flu vaccine also helps spreading flu from person to person.  The flu vaccine you receive is an inactivated flu vaccine, which does not contain any live influenza virus.

Since the flu viruses are always changing, each year the flu vaccine is made to protect from viruses that are most likely to cause disease that year.  The inactivated flu vaccine protects against 3 or 4 different influenza viruses.  It takes about 2 weeks for protection to develop after the vaccination, and protection lasts several months to a year.

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