Flu season is here! Have you ever got your flu shot yet? If not, we encourage you to do so. You may feel intimidated but there's nothing to be intimidated about. Our staff is friendly and kind and we are here to help. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few reasons why you should get your flu shot in this week's blog. Central Ozarks Medical Center - Where it's not just about WHAT we do, but HOW we do it that matters.
Have You Gone In For Your Flu Shot Yet?
STOP THE SPREAD.
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.
PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN.
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."
THE FLU CAN BE DEADLY.
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?
THE FLU SHOT ONLY LASTS SO LONG.
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.
GET YOUR TOP PROTECTION.
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."
Give Yourself A Fighting Chance Against The Flu!
Our health clinics in Mid- Missouri all hope you found this blog enlightening and helpful if you were undecided about whether or not you should get a flu shot this year. If you have any questions about where to go to get your flu shot, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org. All of our phone numbers and locations can be found there. Be sure to follow us on our social media channels listed below to stay up to date on our latest health tips.
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