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Flu Season: What you need to know

Flu season is right around the corner, and it is time to begin taking steps to keep yourself and others from getting sick this year. Running from October through early spring, the flu kills thousands of people each year, and is especially dangerous for the very young, the elderly, and the physically infirm.
The flu spreads from person to person by way of cough, sneeze or even simply talking to another individual with the virus. One may also get the flu from touching something with the virus on it and then touching their mouth or nose.

There are several ways to protect yourself and others from the flu virus and it’s effects:

• Get a flu shot
• Wash your hands often
• Cover your mouth when you cough
• Cover your nose when you sneeze
• Stay home if you feel sick
• Avoid close contact with sick people

Because the flu spreads so easily, it is imperative upon everyone to ensure that they are taking the proper precautionary steps to ensure that those most vulnerable to the virus are provided adequate protections around them.

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There are 4 Comments to "Flu Season: What you need to know"

  • yottle says:

    Is this news or just communicated content?
    #justasking

  • FYI says:

    Flu shots are 30-40% effective.
    Cathching the flu is 50/50.
    Flu shots make more people sick with the flu because it sheds.
    Do the math. Protect those around you and do not get the shot. If you do get the shot, Protect the immunocompromised by staying away from them for three weeks after.

  • Dear FYI says:

    Dear FYI,
    Is vaccine shedding/sheds a medical term or anti vaxxers terminology;
    Yes, it’s the latter.
    Thank you for spouting your medical knowledge, from one uninformed non medical professional to another non medical professional, I am now fully informed.

  • Rivky says:

    @FYI
    Public service announcement to correct your misinformation:
    Flu shots do not shed, they do NOT contain a live virus. (The nasal anti-flu spray version is live though)
    Protect yourself and those around you and get the flu shot to prevent spreading flu. Immunocompromised individuals are told to get the flu shot as well, so obviously it’s safe. My immunocompromised child gets the flu shot every year upon advice the Dr.