According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the influenza (flu) virus causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths every year. The flu vaccine (shot) is the single best way to prevent seasonal flu. That’s why it’s important to get your flu vaccine each year.
The flu vaccine can help protect you and those around you from the flu virus. It can reduce doctor visits, missed work and school days and hospitalizations. Don’t wait until you’re suffering with flu symptoms — including body aches, fever and cough — to go for your flu shot. Get your vaccine now, before you are sick.
Flu Vaccine Facts and Myths
People come up with all kinds of excuses to avoid getting the flu vaccine. Chances are good that some of the advice you have been given by friends and relatives about getting a flu shot was incorrect. Let’s see if you can separate flu facts from myths. Take the CDC’s Flu IQ interactive quiz to test your knowledge. The quiz is an easy way to learn what’s true about the flu.
Find Out More
You can view a short, informative video called Learn More About Benefits of Flu Shots on the website of our partner, AdvantageCare Physicians.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)