Vaccination is among the most common and effective ways for people to protect themselves during flu season, but this begs a very important question: What happens if the vaccine isn’t good enough?
On Thursday, December 4, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warned that the 2014-2015 flu season could be severe, due in part to the fact that the flu vaccine may not be as effective against the serious flu strains that are the most dominant this flu season.
While the CDC still strongly recommends vaccination, CDC director Tom Frieden notes that preventative health measures are also very important.
The RxAir uses UV light to effectively destroy more than 99% of airborne flu
viruses (all types included), as proven by FDA- and EPA-certified laboratory testing. It reduces exposure for everyone in the room – even unvaccinated individuals.
“Since this flu season’s vaccines may not be as effective against some of the deadlier strains, it is imperative to look at reducing airborne exposure, which is the flu virus’ primary mode of transmission,” says Dr. Stone. “The RxAir UV light air purifiers force extended exposure of flu viruses to UV light, effectively inactivating them. We
needed a new magic bullet this season and this one makes so much sense.”
As Dr. Stone explains, the RxAir works “around the clock” to continually eliminate viruses that infected individuals spread when they breathe, talk, cough and sneeze.
This flu season, don’t become part of the 5-10% of Americans who will get the flu. In addition to getting vaccinated, be sure to protect yourself in other important ways, too.