Flu season is upon us and that means it’s time to get your flu shot! The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu, and it’s easier than ever to get nowadays! Flu shots aren’t just for doctors' offices - you can protect yourself at pharmacies, grocery stores, and even community centers. The flu shot is safe for most people and reduces the risk of getting the flu by 50%. If you do happen to get the flu, even if you are vaccinated, your symptoms should be less severe. Health officials are expecting a nasty flu wave this year, get yourself ahead of the game and get your flu shot today!
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The beginning of the school year is a perfect time for a check up for you and your family. While you’re making the appointment, see if you can get your flu shot at the same time and save yourself another trip!
Many pharmacies and grocery stores protect their communities by offering walk-in flu shots, so you can just stop by your local pharmacy. Additionally, if you’d like to speed things up, you can call ahead or check the store’s website to make an appointment there!
Talk about convenience! It’s in both you and your employer’s best interest to keep their staff happy and healthy, so do your coworkers a favor and check what your workplace has to offer.
Health officials know not everyone has time for a dedicated flu shot appointment, which is why they try to make them available everywhere you go. At your next community event, keep your eye out for walk-in flu shot tents!
The flu can spread like wildfire in your kids' schools, and many schools are taking action to protect their student body. Check with the health office in your local high school or college to see what close-to-home flu shot programs they have to offer!