Thursday, October 20, 2011

Flu Shots?

Are you getting a flu shot this year?

According to the CDC there are many different flu viruses.
The flu vaccine protects against the three viruses
that research suggests will be most common.

Who should get a flu shot?

  • Everyone 6 months of age and older

  •          Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should be vaccinated instead.

  • High Risk Population

  •      Young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions(asthma, diabetes or heart & lung disease) and people 65 + years

  • Health care workers

  •        & others who live with or care for high risk people to keep from spreading flu to high risk people

    What about the FLU Mist?

    Yes,... there is actually a nasal mist that some can receive with the same
    benefits of the flu vaccine injection without the pain!

    My son opted for the Flu Mist vaccine one year and was impressed!

    One of my daughter's was given the same choice & opted for the injection!
    Why?  I don't know... She is her own person!

    Neither one got sick that year!

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