Some call it influenza, others influenza A, the question that in recent days is the only thing that is talked about. It is a serious illness, of an acute respiratory type, that although people recover after 2 weeks without medical treatment, in some cases hospitalization is necessary and could even lead to death. This is why they recommend people get vaccinated against it. And this is what we are going to talk about, because below we will tell you what the use of getting vaccinated against influenza A. 

What is the purpose of getting vaccinated against Flu A?

According to experts, getting vaccinated every year against influenza A is the best alternative to avoid contracting this disease and likewise to cut the chain of contagion. What is more, the more people are vaccinated, in addition to avoiding this disease and all the symptoms that it implies – high fever, runny nose, cough, general malaise, muscle pain, headache and throat – helps the virus responsible for this disease cannot spread in the community.

In any case, it is worth noting that it is extremely important that risk groups get vaccinated, these are:

  • pregnant women
  • kids
  • older adults – over 65 years old-
  • people of all ages with chronic diseases -cardiac, diabetes, etc.-
Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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