New flu vaccine guards against new strains
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
- Duration 4:26
- Date Sep 30, 2012
Dr. David Samadi weighs in
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What an important topic this is flu shot time.
And there's good news this year because the vaccine guards against two new strains of influenza that are circling the globe actually -- body -- for the Fox News medical aid team.
Chief of the division of robotics at mount Sinai here in New York City.
He tells me he has to get the flu shot that hospital personnel does.
It's so funny because today I sent to a so prominent.
With a share it's a good idea and also this here were much much more prepared.
Then a year ago we have about a 135.
Million vaccines that are coming in so it's great.
Also what's important for people to know that is that if you got the shot last year it doesn't mean that you going to be protected this year for the same reason that you mentioned because in new.
Type B they have virus is different than master we'll also have this new.
Pitched three and two -- which is going to be part of the vaccination so it's important to get your vaccination.
The common thing for two of that series at the H one and -- do you remember causes a lot of problems we have that in our vaccination is who we are prepared.
No one knows how difficult is going to be this here but this is a good time to talk about it because of flu season starts around October -- November.
Peaks there on January February -- goes all the way to to may.
That's that's a critical time so it's perfect we're talking about now -- not too early it's really not too late.
Pregnant women can get the vaccine I was fascinated to read that important point and -- also not only is important for them.
They can also passed someone antibodies.
To the kids so when the big babies born there would be much preferred to have antibodies it would be better protected.
A lot of times the -- flu in pregnant women.
Can cause preterm labor can cause a lot of problem.
Make sure that when you get the vaccine takes about two weeks for it to kick in the ones that should not get the -- -- our kids younger than six months.
And if you have severe allergies to eggs.
You wanted to stay away from and I talked to a doctor that's a very small group of people that said so we're gonna take your advice on -- one the best group who got the vaccinations.
Doctors they got about 86%.
This seniors got about six to 6% and end the war school where they're adults only about 50% so.
Hopefully they're listening to this and they get their vaccination.
Right and you -- get you may get the flu or flu symptoms after that's not a reason not to get absolutely no question there's -- second topic I think is so important we wanted to touch on and that is when you take your child to the emergency room now.
There -- so many new things in place that you probably can get them out faster and get them better faster.
Tell us about some of the -- -- -- you're even fascinated by some of these yes the whole world of him.
Register room -- -- kids it's changing.
I don't know if you've ever seen a kid who's crying they don't speak they can't present themselves well.
One of the new things is when the doctor writes a prescription we write them when milligram to convert that -- their body of the kid there's so many errors that it can -- -- Now there -- new software is called -- missed system.
You basically scan the bar -- of the medication and spits out exactly what the right doses almost like an app for many cases -- kids which is really important what about giving the medication.
But that hasn't changed so you know that -- but as far as measuring to dose now where.
There's less mistake and it's more accurate IDs for children this was fascinating and I told -- I actually learns -- myself today.
You know when I was doing my residency training if somebody couldn't take the IV we used to put something called central line which is goes in the net.
Now I -- -- -- kids they can put this into Osce has switches -- IV in need to bone.
And that -- longer so that's something you.
All the fractures that we used to seeing kids now there are basically using medications such such as -- amid.
They can get the cast so we have less -- -- you don't need to stay in the hospital longer we used to do a lot of cat scans for brain trauma.
You know kits can -- that's the highest rate of injuries and we used to get cats -- all over the place now are you worried about practice kids' brains are NR.
More susceptible we don't have a lot of time but should parents just trust the doctor -- that they should bring them for the examinations that you are at -- things are well trained.
If they need to get a cat -- they will but the new study from lancet says.
You don't need to get cats and owner who wants some let them take care of this so the whole world is changing for better.
And I think it's -- really exciting time it is that's very urgency to -- Sunday house call with him.