You know it’s coming on when the fever, headache, tiredness, cough and other symptoms start. It can keep you from being at your best and slow you down. Even though it is easier to ignore it than interrupt your busy life, don’t.
According to the CDC, every year 36,000 people die and 200,000 are put in the hospital in the United States due to complications related to the flu. If you are a Baby Boomers or older, you are at risk for these same complications. To keep yourself and your family safe, the CDC advises you to get a seasonal flu shot every year. This is especially true if you have any chronic illness like heart disease or diabetes, as you are in greater risk of complications.
Do yourself and your family a favor; get your flu shot.
To learn more about Influenza and tips on how to keep your household healthy during the flu season, you can visit the Center for Disease Control or the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease websites.