Commuters: Protection for the Rainy Season
Rainy season will begin soon in Metro Manila and for commuters, that means heavy traffic, crowded trains & buses, and flooded streets. Getting to work may be a struggle but for most Filipinos, this should not stop them from reporting to the office and fulfilling their professional responsibilities.
To survive the rainy days ahead, it is important to have an up-to-date set of vaccinations especially for Flu. Here's why:
What is Flu Virus?
Influenza is a highly contagious infection that causes serious respiratory complications. It attacks the body by spreading through the upper and/or lower respiratory tract. Young children, older adults, and people with certain medical conditions are at risk. In the Philippines, Flu usually strikes during the rainy season.
Why Should You Get Vaccinated Annually?
New flu vaccines are released every year to keep up with rapidly adapting flu viruses. Because flu viruses evolve so quickly, last year's vaccine may not protect you from this year's viruses. Hence, it is not enough to get vaccinated only once.
Who Should Get The Flu Shot?
Annual Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone from age 6 months or older. Pregnant women, older adults, young children, and individuals with chronic medical conditions are particularly at risk.