Flu Season

Flu season is upon us, and one of the best ways to protect both yourself and your community is getting a flu shot annually.

Flu shots, or Influenza vaccines, are vaccines that are designed to protect against the strains of the flu virus that are most likely to be common during the flu season according to exhaustive research. “The protection provided by a flu vaccine varies from season to season and depends in part on the age and health status of the person getting the vaccine and the similarity or ‘match’ between the viruses in the vaccine and those in circulation. During years when the flu vaccine match is good, it is possible to measure substantial benefits from flu vaccination in terms of preventing flu illness and complications.” (https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/flushot.htm)

Despite the many benefits, only about half of Americans get an annual flu shot. During an average season, the flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths. It’s important to take your health and the health of those around you seriously.

Get your shot today!

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