Reduce Your Flu Risk

flu vaccine

Can we talk about something other than Covid for a moment? Because flu season is upon us. While it seems overwhelmingly unfair to have a contagious flu virus at the same time as a global pandemic, that’s 2020 in a nutshell.

The good news is that the flu is easier to prepare for. An annual flu vaccine won’t completely prevent the illness, but it will reduce your risk of catching it by between 40 and 60 percent. It also could make you less sick if you do catch the flu – those who are vaccinated are less likely to need intensive care and their hospital stay is generally shorter.

That’s why flu vaccines are particularly important for those who could are at high risk for complications, including young children, pregnant women, senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions. Still, we recommend that everyone over six months of age get a flu shot, this year in particular. It’s best to reduce your risk of any other illness this year.

Talk to your doctor today about getting your flu vaccine – before 2020 gets the chance to ruin something else! If you don't have a family doctors and would like to get your flu shot, please call (779) 696-7081.