Influenza vaccinations in the greater Los Angeles area are an important part of the fight against the prolonged and often serious complications that can occur as a result of the flu. Each year in the United States, a flu epidemic emerges that can result in as many as 36,000 deaths which occur as a direct result of influenza, or from accompanying infections or complications. And the number of people who become ill and are hospitalized from influenza is many times more than that.
Recent research indicates that flu shots can also reduce the risk of potentially fatal blood clots. Dr. Michael Landau of the Vein Care Medical Center offers influenza vaccines to patients of nearly any age.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends flu vaccines for « anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting influenza, » and notes that the need for flu shots is especially indicated in high-risk groups, such as children from 6 months to 18 years of age, and people over 50, although it notes that patients of all ages can benefit.
In addition to protecting yourself and your loved ones, flu immunization is the conscientious move, preventing you from passing the flu virus among coworkers and other members of the general population. Ask Dr. Landau about flu shots for you and your family members.