Importance of the Flu Shot

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If you haven’t gotten the flu shot this year, its not too late! Flu season peaks in February so now is the best time to get the vaccine.

The flu shot reduces the risk of contracting influenza.  Influenza is a severely contagious respiratory illness that in extreme cases can be deadly. Symptoms of the flu include sore throat, fever, body aches, headache, and cough.  It can take up to 2 weeks to completely feel better.

This flu season has already proven to be much worse than last season. A flu shot is the best way to prevent the spread influenza to yourself and others. Anyone six months or older should get the flu shot; however, it is especially important for elders, pregnant women, and children.

Consistently getting the flu shot each year has proven to reduce the risk of ending up in the hospital due to the flu.  The flu shot does not guarantee that you will not get the flu, but it does greatly diminish the severity of the flu if it is contracted. Help save your life and the lives of others by getting the flu shot this flu season.