As flu season approaches, it seems like everyone wants to give you advice about flu vaccines.
How do you know who to listen to?
Getting Advice About Flu Vaccines
How do you know who’s advice to avoid?
Amanda Bitz wrote a popular post with some good advice.
Another nurse thought she could do a little better…
Nurse Sherri wasn’t the only one who felt the need to write a response after reading a post with advice about flu vaccines.
Not surprisingly, anti-vax folks have not liked Beth Purkey’s post.
What can you see in their responses?
Mostly that they cherry pick a few case reports and studies that they think fit their narrative – that flu vaccines are dangerous, don’t work, and that getting the flu ain’t so bad.
And they top it off with a few conspiracy theories, stuff about shedding, and lots of talk about vaccine inserts.
So who do you want to get advice about flu vaccines from?
Who do you want taking care of you in the hospital if you are sick?
Folks trying to sell you stuff, from essential oils and CBD oil to misinformation about vaccines and the flu, or an “ACTUAL certified medical professional” who knows what they are talking about?
“The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year, but good health habits like covering your cough and washing your hands often can help stop the spread of germs and prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu.”Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu
How serious are you about wanting to avoid getting the flu and keeping your family healthy?
Have you gotten your flu shot yet?
Has your family?
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1 thought on “Getting Advice About Flu Vaccines”
I got mine. I work in a preschool and I know how those little snot monsters are.