Get Your Flu Shot

October 26, 2018

The flu is a potentially serious disease for individuals of all ages potentially resulting in hospitalization and even death. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends an annual flu vaccine for every one 6 months and older to prevent flu illnesses, doctor visits, hospitalizations and the risk of flu-related deaths in children.

The flu vaccine save lives so even if you feel you are healthy to battle the flu, you may contract it by other means. You may come in contact with children, seniors, pregnant women, and individuals with compromised immune systems who are not.

The 2017-2018 season was particularly brutal and responsible for the deaths of approximately 80,000 people across the U.S., according to the CDC. Last year in Connecticut, 150 people (including three children) died as a result of the flu. Already this year, we have had one flu related death and 22 hospitalizations.

The CDC and the State Department of Public Health have noted “sporadic” flu activity for this current season, signifying that only a small amount of cases with no significant increase. Hence, the perfect time to get your shot is now and help slow down the spread of disease.

Find out where you can get your flu shot today or schedule an appointment with your doctor.