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Apr 21 2016

Custom Flu Shot Wristbands For Reminder

Flu Shot Wristbands Encourage Vaccination

Custom designed Flu shot bracelets can be an important part of a flu shot awareness campaign. Every season, five to 20% of the US population gets the flu. Over 200,000 people are hospitalized each year with complications from the flu, and up to 49,000 will die from flu related health issues. Local and federal health agencies encourage people to get the flu shot to reduce this number and ultimately save lives. The more people who are vaccinated, the less likely the flu is to have a widespread outbreak.

Flu Shot Wristbands

Programs that administer flu shots – from local pharmacies to health organizations – can hand out “I Got My Flu Shot” wristbands to help promote their programs. Often, businesses will offer flu shots to employees, and those programs can also be supported with personalized flu shot wristbands. Encouraging employees to get the flu shot will help reduce days of lost work and company-wide flu outbreaks.

Myths about the Flu Shot

Flu shots are safe and effective, but they often gets a bad rap from people who don’t like to get them. Here are some myths about the flu shot from WebMD:

Myth: The flu vaccine can give you the flu. This is the flu myth most likely to drive experts bonkers. Injected flu vaccines only contain dead virus, and a dead virus is, well, dead: it can’t infect you. It’s simply not possible for the flu vaccine to give you the flu.

Myth: The flu is only dangerous for the elderly. It’s true that the people most likely to become seriously ill or die from the seasonal flu are over age 65. But flu can become risky for anyone, even healthy young adults. Some of the most susceptible people to seasonal influenza are young children.

Myth: If you’re young and healthy, you don’t need to worry about getting the vaccine. First of all, we should all get the seasonal flu vaccine to lessen the risk of a widespread outbreak. Sure, if you’re in good health, you’ll probably recover from the seasonal flu just fine. But why suffer through the flu if you can avoid it? Second, protecting yourself isn’t the only reason to get vaccinated. People with the weakest defenses, like children under 6 months, can’t get the flu vaccine. Their safety depends on the rest of us getting immunized.

Myth: If you get the flu, you can’t get it again during that flu season. Many people assume that if they’ve had the flu recently, they can’t get it again -- and thus don’t need to get the vaccine. That’s not the case because flu infection can happen from more than one strain of virus.

Myth: There is no treatment for the flu. Two antiviral drugs are highly effective against the flu: Tamiflu, in pill form, and Relenza, which is inhaled. These drugs are most effective if taken within 48 hours of your first flu symptoms. But the drugs are beneficial even if taken 48 hours after symptom onset. Neither Tamiflu nor Relenza cures the flu. But they can reduce the amount of time you’re sick by one or two days and make you less contagious to others.

Myth: Antibiotics can fight the flu. Antibiotics only fight bacterial infections. Flu is not caused by bacteria, but by a virus. So antibiotics have absolutely no effect on any kind of flu. But this message just won’t sink in for some people.

Where to Buy Flu Shot Wristbands

Amazing Wristbands is a leading provider of customized silicone wristbands available online, including flu shot bracelets. Our wristbands are comfortable to wear, long-lasting, and non-allergenic. Create your custom flu shot bands online!

Last modified on: April 21st, 2016

 

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