September is Flu Prevention Month
A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for up to a week or ten days, flu symptoms tend to come on suddenly and can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks. Every year, millions of people get the flu. Hundreds of thousands of people get so sick, they wind up in the hospital. The flu can also result in serious problems such as pneumonia and hospitalization.
The best defense is a good offense. So, protect yourself and everyone around you with a flu shot each year and take other simple steps to stay healthy. Vaccination is especially important for people 50-years and older, children 6 months through 4 years old, women who are or will be pregnant during flu season, people with chronic medical conditions or weakened immune systems, people who live in nursing homes and other long-term care centers, health care workers, and people who live with or care for anyone at high risk for flu-related complications.
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