It’s that time of year again. School has started back. The leaves are changing. Cold weather is around the corner. If you haven’t already, it’s time for you and your family members to get the flu shot!
Peak flu season is typically December through February, but it can begin as early as October and last through May.
For this reason, it is recommended that you receive the vaccine around October. Keep in mind, it takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to become fully activated.
Although many people shrug-off the flu, it’s actually a dangerous and deadly illness. Last year, the CDC estimated that around 600,000 people were hospitalized due the flu and around 45,000 people died from it. For this reason, it’s important to protect yourself and those around you by getting your flu shot every year. And don’t forget to wash your hands frequently!
It is safe for most people to get the flu vaccine; however, there are some restrictions so it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider before getting your flu shot.
If you would like to set up an appointment to receive your flu shot, please call us today at (704)887-1101