Expand Your Education with These Courses from
Business Creation - Prospecting: Skills for Sales Success: Part Three.
The Psychology of Consultative Selling: Skills for Sales Success: Part Four.
Negotiating Skills: Skills for Sales Success: Part Six.
Expand your education through NAR's REALTOR® University: A Consumer Advocate Approach to Mortgages: Course 2.
Bundle 3: CIPS Institute (Non-US Version).

Integrative Medicine: How Much Do You Know about the Flu?

Have a comment on this article? Share on Facebook!

By Drs. Kay Judge and Maxine Barish-Wreden

flu_woman_sick(MCT)—The flu season is rapidly approaching Here is a quick quiz to check your flu-vaccine knowledge.

True or false: The flu shot can give you the flu. False, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The flu vaccine contains killed viruses, which means the flu shot cannot cause infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that “The only differences in symptoms was increased soreness in the arm and redness at the injection site among people who got the flu shot. There were no differences in terms of body aches, fever, cough, runny nose or sore throat.”

For some people who notice symptoms immediately after the flu shot, it can be from the immune system making antibodies to the killed viruses in the vaccine that help fight off the flu.

True or false: The nasal flu vaccine can give you the flu. False. Unlike the flu shot, which contains killed viruses, the nasal spray vaccine does contain live viruses. However, the viruses contained in the nasal-spray flu vaccine are attenuated (weakened), which means they cannot cause flu illness. These weakened viruses are designed to cause mild infection at the cooler temperatures found within the nose, but they cannot infect the lungs or other warmer areas of the body.

Continue Reading 1 2 3

Want instant access to great articles like this for your blog or newsletter? Check out our 30-day FREE trial of REsource Licensed Real Estate Content Solutions. Need easy stay-in-touch e-Marketing solutions too? Try Pop-a-Note for 99 cents!
Join RISMedia on Twitter and Facebook to connect with us and share your thoughts on this and other topics.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Copyright© 2015 RISMedia, The Leader in Real Estate Information Systems and Real Estate News. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be republished without permission from RISMedia.

Content on this website is copyrighted and may not be redistributed without express written permission from RISMedia. Access to RISMedia archives and thousands of articles like this, as well as consumer real estate videos, are available through RISMedia's REsource Licensed Content Solutions. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive and affordable content packages. Click here to learn more! http://resource.rismedia.com

Our Latest News >>