We know we have said it before, but if you can, get your flu shot.
Here is a short list of reasons for getting the flu shot:
- You can pass the flu even if you are not showing symptoms. From HuffPost.com
- Some people cannot get the vaccination (children who are too young, people with certain diseases, and so on). It is up to us to help create “herd immunity” and reduce the number of people susceptible to the flu and therefore able to spread the flu.
- The flu shot does not give you the flu. If you get sick, you likely had contact with the virus or you contacted a strain that does not have a vaccine. The sooner you get your flu shot, the less likely you are to get the flu.
- A 2017 study was the first of its kind to show that flu vaccination can significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from influenza. From CDC.com
- Flu vaccination has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac (heart) events among people with heart disease, especially among those who experienced a cardiac event in the past year. Flu vaccination also has been associated with reduced hospitalizations among people with diabetes (79%) and chronic lung disease (52%). From the CDC.com
Visit any of our six UNI locations to get your flu shot. No appointment needed, walk-in, get evaluated, and feel better.