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December 1-7 is National Influenza Vaccination (Flu Shot) Week

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December 1-7 is National Influenza Vaccination (Flu Shot) Week

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It’s time to get your flu shot! The National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national awareness week focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination.

The more people that get their flu shots, equals less flu and less people spreading the flu.

According the the CDC, the Flu isn’t a “bad cold” and can result in serious health complications, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, and can lead to hospitalization. Flu can sometimes even lead to death.

  • Most people who get flu will recover in several days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop serious flu complications
  • All people are at risk of developing serious flu complications and certain groups are at higher risk. For people at higher risk, flu is more likely to lead to serious flu complications that can result in hospitalization or even death.
  • People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with certain chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, heart disease or lung disease, and people 65 years and older.
  • Anyone who gets flu can pass it to someone at high risk of severe illness, including children younger than 6 months who are too young to get a flu vaccine.

 

Consider the implications of getting the flu on you and your family. Make an appointment today to get the flu shot.

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