Flu vaccinations are a regular topic in healthcare news. With the latest CDC report recommending getting the flu vaccination before flu season approaches, it’s important to know the facts about flu vaccinations and why they are important.
Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even lead to death. Every flu season is different and can affect people on different levels, but even healthy people can get very sick from the flu. During what are considered “flu seasons” the virus is circulating at higher levels, which causes many more cases during peak times.
The best way to reduce your chance of getting the flu is get get vaccinated. It will keep your chances of getting it much lower, as well as reducing the chances of spreading it to others. The goal with getting the flu vaccination now, rather than during flu season, is to decrease the spread before it arrives in the community. The recommendation is to get it before October at the latest.
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