Say "BOO" to the Flu this season!

flu season Oct 03, 2018

Fall is here! That also means flu season is here... 

Did you know these ghastly flu facts?

  • In the US, flu season can start as early as October and last until May.
  • After receiving the flu shot, it takes about two weeks for your body to develop the antibodies that protect against the flu.
  • For some, contracting the flu can lead to hospitalization and/or even death. Harvard Medical School reports that more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 die each year from the flu in the US.
  • Flu-related complications can include bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu can make chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart and lung disease worse.
  • Those who are at high risk for serious flu complications include: children less than 5 years old (especially children less than 2 years), adults 65+ years old, nursing home and other long-term care facility residents, and individuals with certain chronic conditions.
  • You CANNOT contract...
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