Flu Season is Here, and so are Immunization Options for the Whole Family

baby getting a flu shot

Influenza (“the flu”), is a contagious and serious viral respiratory illness that can lead to severe complications, and even death. But it can be prevented. Vaccination is safe and effective, and the best way to help prevent influenza. That's why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu each and every year. If you haven't been vaccinated yet this year, it's not too late. Immunization through the winter and even into the spring is beneficial. In fact, as long as influenza viruses are in circulation, it’s a good idea to get vaccinated. Whatever your age, there are influenza vaccine options just for you. Talk to your healthcare provider about which one might be right for your stage of life.

Visit Faces of Influenza for more information on influenza and how you can help protect yourself and those you love from influenza and its complications.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011