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Even if winter doesn’t feel like real winter in Israel, lacking snow, ice and sub-zero temperatures, it is still the flu season and children and adults do good vaccinating against the flu. The 2016-17 influenza vaccine is now available. Contact us now to get vaccinated.

New influenza vaccine or flu shot is developed twice a year to cover new strands of the virus causing dripping noses, coughing, headaches and fever. While the effectiveness of the vaccine varies, most years it provides modest to high protection. Vaccinated adults likely miss less work-days as studies have shown. Vaccinating children may also protect those around them. Get in touch now for a flu-shot appointment in Israel.

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Both the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends nearly all people over the age of 6 months get the vaccine yearly. This is especially true for pregnant women, children between six months and five years of age, those with other health problems, Native Americans, and those who work in healthcare (find more on the topic on Wikipedia).

The US CDC recommends: “The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017.”

It’s The Flu-Season: Get Vaccinated Today