Get a Flu Shot Now, Stay Healthier Later

by Delilah Newton | Nov 20, 2018
Ask anyone who has ever suffered through it: The flu hits much harder than a cold — and some symptoms can linger for up to three weeks. Not to mention there can be possible complications, such as pneumonia.

To avoid being sidelined by a flu bug this year, there’s one simple step you can take: Get a flu shot.

Getting vaccinated for the flu every year is the single best strategy to keep the virus away, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the time to get your shot is now — before the flu begins spreading. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. However, getting your flu shot can still be beneficial throughout the flu season, into January or later.

Vaccinating early gives your body time to develop virus-fighting antibodies well before flu season is in full swing. Contact your primary care physician today to schedule an appointment for a flu shot.

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