Posts Tagged: flu

Truth about the flu vaccine

Some people just don’t like shots. Others have heard myths about the flu vaccine. But this time of year, it’s important to consider getting a flu shot to keep yourself and those around you healthy. Let’s explore common misconceptions about the flu vaccine. Can I get the flu from getting the flu shot? No. You…
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Flu facts

It’s a fact that the flu vaccine is the best way to prevent yourself and your family from the flu. The flu is a much discussed topic this time of the year because it is a contagious respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness. For those with a weakened immune system, the flu can…
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I’m in college, why do I still need vaccines?

There are a number of vaccines students need to consider talking to their doctor about receiving before heading off to college. We recommend that all college students up to age 21 receive at least one dose of quadravalent vaccine between ages 16-18. Parents should consider having their child get the new serogroup B meningococcal vaccine between…
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Are you prepared for flu season?

Just because it’s 2016 doesn’t mean flu season is over. While flu season can be unpredictable, it often peaks in January and February. This infographic from the FLU.gov (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) explores why you should get the flu vaccine.  

Cold vs. flu

You wake up and feel ill. It’s fall and you think to yourself it’s allergies or it’s a cold. Then you remember you haven’t gotten your flu shot. Oh no! Maybe it’s the flu. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. While autumn is a favorite season for many, it’s also host to a number of illnesses….
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