A Day in the Life of a Doctor 2
Influenza A continues on its war path!. I diagnosed two more cases of Influenza A today in the office. These patients were miserable and swore they would get the FLU shot next year.
It is estimated that if everybody in the United States was up to date on all their vaccinations, 50,000 lives would be saved per year. Yes, that is right! 50,000 lives!
If we could save 50,000 lives in any industry, it would be crazy not to mandate this intervention. Despite this fact, many individuals do not get their recommended vaccinations as advised by their physicians.
Another important aspect of being immunized, is that you are protecting other individuals, especially those that are frail due to age or underlying medical conditions, from contracting the flu, measles, mumps, etc.
The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks of the vaccines. The research literature supports this fact. So stop paying attention to some individual's blog site stating that vaccines are dangerous. You take a greater risk every day getting in your car and driving to work. But that does not stop you from driving to work. So do not let the rare risks and side effects of vaccinations prevent you from deriving the marked benefits that the vaccines offer you.
So here is my call to action!!! Go to your physician and find out what vaccines you are do for. And GET IMMUNIZED!