I can’t stop thinking about the flu, but I know it’s bad for my health.
I’m a lifelong worrier, and I’m scared every time I get a fever.
As my immune system slowly shuts down, I’m getting worse and worse, and it’s hard to know what to do.
But for some reason, I’ve been convinced that a flu shot will make me a better person, that it’s a magical cure that will fix everything.
It’s easy to believe.
After all, there’s no way to know for sure whether it’s really that bad or not, and a flu vaccine is generally a good thing, too.
But is there a real-world evidence that it works?
In a recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, we found that people who received flu shots during their flu season actually were less likely to get sick than those who did not.
That was especially true among those who were over 65, people who live in rural areas, and people with other chronic health conditions, who had more chronic illnesses.
There were also differences in how the flu shot worked among people with chronic conditions, including those who had other chronic conditions.
But if you’re not sure, it’s best to skip the flu and get the flu vaccine.
“I think there is a lot of confusion out there,” says Amy Hirsch, a geriatrician and a professor at the University of California, San Francisco, and an expert in geriatric health.
“It’s not like it’s not a big thing that you should have a flu vaccination, it is a big deal if you don’t have a vaccination.”
Hirsch says that if people are being told that flu shots are the answer to everything, that’s not necessarily the case.
“In the vast majority of cases, flu shots will not help people with a chronic condition,” she says.
But she cautions against relying too much on the flu shots.
The flu shot isn’t going to prevent everything.
“The majority of people who don’t get sick will still have flu, and we need to know which people are most likely to be at risk of having an illness,” she said.
But the flu is the biggest thing we have to worry about right now, and the best way to protect yourself is to have the flu vaccinated.
“There is no one-size-fits-all vaccine,” Hirsch said.
She advises people who want to get a flu jab to have a “very good conversation” with their doctor about how they want to be vaccinated, and to get some additional tests like a Pap smear and a blood test.
There’s no need to wait to get vaccinated, but you can’t be on the fence.
There are several different types of flu vaccines available, including the quadrivalent, live-attenuated, and seasonal-specific flu vaccines.
Live-attenuation flu vaccines work by introducing live viruses into the body that are already present in your body.
They can be administered at home or by injection, or they can be taken as part of a regular flu shot.
The quadrivalence flu vaccine works by using a different kind of live virus that’s circulating in the environment.
These are usually not the same viruses as the ones that cause the flu.
They’re a little bit different, too, so you can get an extra dose if you have a weakened immune system.
A seasonal-only flu vaccine can only be given to people who have a severe or chronic illness.
They don’t work against any of the common cold or flu viruses, but they work against other viruses that are circulating in your system.
The best way for people who need a seasonal flu vaccine to avoid getting a flu-like illness is to get it every year.
It helps to have as many flu shots as possible in your lifetime.
“If you’re on a schedule that includes a lot more shots, it makes sense to get two shots a year,” Hinkle says.
You can also get a regular vaccine from a healthcare provider if you are on a prescription for flu shots, but it’s still important to get the quadrantrivalent vaccine, especially if you live in an area where the flu season is starting to come.
“We really don’t recommend that people just go ahead and get a quadrantdose because that will make you a little less likely,” Hohl says.
She also recommends people who are at high risk of getting a cold or other flu-related illness, such as those with pre-existing health conditions or high blood pressure, get the seasonal-exposure vaccine.
Even if you do get a cold, it will take some time to develop symptoms.
“Once you have an infection, it takes a long time to go back to baseline,” Hink says.
So if you get sick during the flu vaccination season, it might be better to wait until you’re ready to go for a seasonal-exposed person to get started.
That’s especially true if you’ve been getting regular flu shots or