No One Plans To Get The Flu
Whether you’re wanting to attend a special event or just hang out with family or friends, getting the flu will ruin those plans. That’s because the flu, known as the influenza virus, is a serious and contagious respiratory illness that can easily be spread to others when you cough, sneeze or even talk. Flu season is usually between December and February when the number of flu cases typically peaks, though it can extend into May.
Protect Yourself From the Flu
Getting a yearly flu shot is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
Everyone six (6) months of age and older should get a flu shot by the end of October, though getting one anytime during flu season is still beneficial. It will help reduce your chances of getting and spreading the flu. You can also help care for a loved one who may be at high risk of contracting the flu by helping make sure he or she gets a flu shot, too.
Get Your Free Flu Shot Today!
Don’t let the aches, pains, chills and fever of the flu ruin your plans. Get FREE flu shots for you and your family at these locations.
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