Friday, October 11, 2019

5 Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

It's that time again, unfortunately. Flu season has officially started. According to CNN, flu season typically starts in October and there have already been flu-related deaths reported. This is tragic. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few reasons to get your flu shot in this week's blog.

5 Reasons to Get Your Flu Shot

1. The flu can be fatal in some cases.
Flu-related deaths have already been reported this year. The flu is no laughing matter, while it's not always fatal, the fact is that it can be. So, why not protect yourself from this potentially fatal illness by getting the best known defense against it, a flu shot?

2. If you got a flu shot last year, it won't help for this year.
Some people may think that one flu shot lasts forever, but it doesn't. The best thing to do is to check with your doctor on the type of flu shot you're getting and how often you should be getting it for it to be effective.

3. The flu shot is known as the best way to prevent getting the flu.
According to the CDC, getting your flu shot is the best way to prevent yourself from getting the flu.
"An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children."

4. A flu shot for your children can keep them from being hospitalized for flu-related issues.
Children can get the flu too, it's not just an adult illness. Ask your doctor what the best shot for your child's particular age would be. According to the CDC, "Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an influenza (flu) vaccine every season with rare exception."

5. Getting your flu shot can keep you from spreading the flu to someone else.
The flu can be highly contagious, unfortunately. This means if you contract the flu, you could be giving it to your children, your spouse or significant other, your friends, and possibly anyone you come into contact with.

Get Your Free Flu Shot with COMC Today

Here is the need-to-know information on our free flu shot clinics going on today:

COMC Camdenton: October 11th 
1652 N Business Route 5, Camdenton, MO 65065
8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

COMC Osage Beach: October 11th 
3870 Columbia Ave, Osage Beach
8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm

No appointments necessary
Short intake form can be completed on the day of fair
First Come/ First Served

Our Lake of the Ozarks health clinics can't stress enough how important it is to get your flu shot. You could potentially be saving your life and others just by getting it. The flu, while not in every case, but in some, can be fatal and it's important to not forget that. To get your flu shot today stop by one of our health centers at the Lake of the Ozarks listed above. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Our phone numbers for each located are listed below.

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573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
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