Influenza is a very serious contagious disease? And that many strains of the flu can be prevented with vaccination?
On average, every year in the United States more than two hundred thousand people are hospitalized from complications of the flu. More than 20,000 of them are children under the age of five. On average, thirty-six thousand people in the United States die from influenza every year.
If you haven't gotten a flu shot yet, it's not too late. You do not need a physician's order and there are multiple flu-shot clinics held everywhere. Most drug stores also offer flu shots. [Be sure to check with your physician if you have any concerns about whether you should be vaccinated.] There are very few complications from the vaccine, and so many reasons to get your flu shot.
So treat yourself, your family, and everyone with whom you come in contact. And get your flu shot. It's a no-brainer!
( I do not know the origin of this photograph. It was sent to me by a friend. Could have been any number of people in my area.)
When you get your flu shot, you might want to think about going to one of the "early voting" stations in your area and cast your ballot. Can you believe Election Day is only a week away?