Flu Vaccines

Keep your family strong. Vaccinate. Fight Flu.Flu season is approaching!
Time to get vaccinated!  And time to teach your kids how to protect against the flu:

Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
After using a tissue, throw it in the trash and wash your hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

Also keep in mind:

The flu vaccine takes 10-14 days to work.
Influenza virus can survive on hard household surfaces for up to a day. The virus survives for much less time on soft surfaces, such as used tissues and bed linens.
A person infected with influenza virus may be contagious for one day prior to developing symptoms, and 5-7 days after getting sick.
The CDC recommends that everyone receive a flu vaccine annually from age 6months old and up with few exceptions.
Certain populations are at higher risk of complications from the flu: infants/toddlers, the elderly, pregnant women, and patients with chronic medical conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, sickle cell disease, immune deficiencies, etc.).

Learn more from the CDC.

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