Flu shot

The Flu Shot

There are so many reasons to get the flu vaccine each year. It is not only the best way to protect yourself from the flu but also your loved ones and those around you. Especially those who are vulnerable to serious flu illnesses and complications like young children, seniors, and those with certain chronic health conditions.


Let’s face it, nobody likes to go to the doctor. The flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of having to go to the doctor with the flu by 40-60%. Also, vaccinations have been shown to reduce the risk of flu-related illnesses, deaths, and hospitalizations.


Influenza is different every season and affects people differently as well. It can mean a few days of feeling sick or result in a more serious illness with complications. This can include bacterial pneumonia, ear, and sinus infections, or worsening of chronic medical conditions such as congestive heart failure, asthma, or diabetes.


There is much research that goes into how flu vaccines are designed each year. Research indicates what will be most common in the upcoming flu season. Each vaccine is made to protect against four different flu viruses: H1N1, an influenza A virus, and two influenza B viruses.


There are also different flu vaccine options such as the flu shot, nasal spray vaccine, high-dose flu vaccine, and more. If you have questions about the right vaccine for you, talk to your doctor or other health care professional. More information on the different flu vaccines can be found here.


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