Why flu shots are so important
Flu shots are critically important for individual, family and community health.
Not only can a flu shot save your life, but they can also reduce sick days, prevent doctor’s visits and hospitalizations, and support overall herd immunity. An annual vaccine, updated each year to address current flu strains, is the best way to prevent influenza.
Likewise, flu vaccinations help protect both pregnant women from illness and hospitalization while conferring benefits to babies for several months after birth, and flu vaccines can be life-saving for children of all ages. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a flu vaccination for everyone age six months and up.
“While the last two flu seasons were relatively mild because so many people were masking and staying at home, we still saw too many unnecessarily illnesses and deaths from influenza,” said Nurse Practitioner Elise Pesch. “A flu shot is a fast and simple way to protect yourself and the other people in your life from a largely preventable illness, and you can get one at Clinic Sofia today!”
Please let us know if you would like a flu shot at your next appointment.