Common Illnesses Present Public Dangers

Written by
NMS Flu Team
Published on
December 19, 2018 at 11:22:00 AM PST December 19, 2018 at 11:22:00 AM PSTth, December 19, 2018 at 11:22:00 AM PST

When most people nowadays get a small cold or flu symptoms, it's easy to brush them off as not being a serious matter. With the number of people vaccinated in today's world, many once serious illnesses no longer pose a threat, or those that do cause symptoms are usually recovered from fairly quickly. However, were it not for the role of flu vaccines and flu vaccine distributors, these illnesses would pose very real dangers to a large percentage of the population.

More Than Just A Cold

For those who have been vaccinated or given preventive care against certain types of illness, most minor infections are not a concern. However, this isn't the case for everyone; millions of Americans every year are hospitalized due to complications caused by what are normally insignificant infections. This is because not everyone is able to be vaccinated. Many seniors, for example, are unable to be vaccinated because of their weakened immune systems, unless a flu vaccine distributor is able to provide vaccines with a specific formulation for elders.

Additionally, children who have not been properly vaccinated are at risk as well. According to the CDC, 22 million school days are lost annually in the United States because of the common cold. Children who do not receive more concentrated vaccine formulas, or who do not complete every dose of multi-dose vaccines, find themselves at higher risk for infection.

How Flu Vaccine Distributors Help

One of the keys to ensuring common illnesses pose limited threats to the general public is by making sure as many people as possible are vaccinated against common and often deadly illnesses. This is how once frequent and devastating infections have been nearly eradicated today, including smallpox and polio. Once common threats, these diseases have now been either entirely wiped out or are almost non-existent. Once vaccines have been developed for similar conditions, it is important to ensure that they are distributed appropriately.

Proper vaccination can help guarantee the health of not only those vaccinated, but the general public as well. In need of pre-filled flu vaccine syringes for your medical practice? Contact Nationwide Medical Surgical today for a wide variety of flu vaccines, including Afluria Quadrivalent and Fluzone Quadrivalent.