Which Flu Vaccine Should You Get This Year?
The crisp cool air and golden, red leaves marks the start of the influenza season for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Vaccination helps prevent serious complications from the flu for people with various medical conditions, such as heart failure. In addition, the flu shot can also help prevent cardiovascular events in people with no medical conditions. Out of 80,000 people who were infected with influenza, 12% had a related cardiovascular event.1 The most common of these cardiovascular complications was heart failure.1 Those who received the flu shot were significantly less likely to develop acute heart failure than those who did not receive the vaccine.1
Different types of flu vaccines
There are many different types of flu vaccines. The decision of which vaccine is most appropriate depends on the availability and in some cases, cost. Regardless, flu season itself is an overwhelming and stressful period. Many want to ensure they are receiving the best version of the vaccine.
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