Flu Season Is Upon Us

Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:00:00 am Comments (0)

Reasons to get a Flu Vaccination:

Flu Vaccination can keep you from getting sick from the flu.  It can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization, including among children and older adults.  A study published in the summer of 2016 showed that people of 50 years and older who got a flu vaccine,reduced their risk of getting hospitalized from the flu by 5%.

Flu vaccination is an important preventative tool for people with chronic health conditions.  A 2013 study showed flu vaccination was associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among people with heart disease, especially among those who had a cardiac event in the past year.  Flu vaccination also has been shown to be associated with reduced hospitalizations among people with diabetes(79%) and chronic lung disease(52%).

Flu vaccination also may make your illness milder if you do get sick.  Getting vaccinated yourself also protects people around you, including those who are more vulnerable to serious flu illness, like babies and young children, older people, and people with certain chronic health conditions.

The Flu Clinic at The Fountains is scheduled for October 23rd from 8am to 12pm.    


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