Flu season is upon us! Last year was one of the worst flu seasons in recent years. Less than half adults receive the flu shot but some of us still need convincing. Protect yourself this year by getting your influenza vaccine by the end of October. It’s the best way to prevent the seasonal flu.
Here are five reasons why you should get your flu shot this year:
1. The flu is more serious than you may realize. The flu can be deadly. Certain groups of adults are at higher risk for serious illness and complications from the flu, including:
a. People with chronic conditions
b. People with heart disease and had strokes in the past
c. 65 and older
d. Pregnant women
e. People who with HIV or AIDS
f. People who have cancer
2. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent illness caused by seasonal influenza viruses. flu vaccine reduces a person’s risk of developing flu-related illness – serious enough to require a doctor’s visit – by 61 percent.
3. You should receive a flu vaccine that is appropriate for your age and other risk factors
4. Last year’s flu shot won’t provide adequate protection from the flu this year. Your body’s immune response to the vaccine gradually declines, so an annual vaccine is needed to provide continuous protection. Also, flu viruses are constantly changing. Each year, the strains covered in the flu vaccine are reviewed and adjusted.
5. The flu vaccine is covered by many health plans.
This means you should be getting the flu vaccine NOW. Cosmo Insurance Agency can help you check if your health plan covers the flu shot or where you may need to go so that it is covered.
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