Fall is nearly upon us; bringing crisp, low humidity days and long afternoons spent picking apples in an orchard. It is also time to protect our health for the upcoming influenza season by getting a flu shot.
CDC recommends getting the flu shot as soon as it becomes available and if possible by October. It can be given a later date, as long as the flu virus is circulating, but early vaccination is good. Remember, it takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop providing protection against the flu.
In the time it takes to order a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte you can get a flu shot. You don’t need to have a primary care physician; the flu shot is available in pharmacies, urgent care health clinics, school health centers or often at your place of work. HeathMap Vaccine Finder is a useful tool to find a place to get your flu shot.
I would like my readers to enjoy a happy and healthy fall and winter. Getting your flu shot today will make me a happy blogger.
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