Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Get your flu shot!!

That is my encouragement to everyone to go out and get their flu shot! I recently had a work meeting and the guest speaker was Dr. Galloway from Mercy Medical in Sioux City. His topic was on flu shots. Alot of people say "I got the flu shot last year and I got the flu." Well the flu shot does not protect you agaisnt the stomach flu, the shot is for the respiratory flu--Influenza. My husband is one of those that says he will not get the flu shot because one year he did and he got the flu. I try to explain to him and I finally think I got it through his head. Some people will also say that they got the shot but had a bad cold. Well Influenza is different from just a common cold! If one actually gets Influenza they can become really sick and be hospitalized. The complications can get worse if not treated right away! Influenza has symptoms of vomiting and diarrhea but more symptoms of fever, sore throat, cough, etc. There is a difference from Influenza and the stomach flu. Dr.Galloway brought along many facts that were interesting that I did not know. I just wanted to share with you what I learned from that and encourage you to get a flu shot!

1 comment:

Scott Nelsen said...

Tell Brad congrats on his phillies!