Flu season is here. It is more important than ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle! Help reduce the spread of respiratory illnesses by getting your flu shot today.
What is the flu?
The influenza virus, most commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness that affects the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu include: fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, and/or fatigue.
Why get the flu vaccine?
During fall and winter, flu activity is at an all-time high. Although most people who get the flu experience mild symptoms some people are at high risk for developing serious flu-related complications. This includes young children, people over the age of 65, pregnant women, and anyone with chronic medical conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is recommending everyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccine annually. Getting the flu vaccine brings two major benefits for the 2020-2021 season:
- Flu vaccines are showing that is reduces the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
- Getting a flu vaccine can also save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19.
Make your appointment with UCR Health today!