Learn the truth about the flu shot and why you should definitely get one this season.

(September 13, 2019)

As the seasons begin to change, respiratory infections are on the rise, and it’s time to get your annual flu shot. Influenza, or the flu, is a serious and highly contagious illness. Each year, between 9.4 million and 49 million people in the U.S. contract the flu. That is why the CDC urges everyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu vaccine every season. In particular, this year the American Lung Association, the American Diabetes Association (ADA), and the American Heart Association (AHA) have come together to urge the 117 million adults living with chronic disease to prioritize annual flu vaccination.

If you are considering skipping your annual vaccination, here are reasons you may want to reconsider.

  1. The flu shot can be lifesaving.

 

Credit CDC

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