Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Get your flu vaccination now

It's time to schedule your flu vaccination.

Most of us think of flu clinics as we head into October and the weather cools, if we think of them at all. It's still in the triple digits here, but I already have my flu vaccination scheduled (September 27). Unlike the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, this year flu vaccine stocks are plentiful and health departments are urging early vaccination.

The CDC recommends that everyone six months and older should get the flu vaccine each year. I most definately agree. At the forefront of my memories are the last time that I was sick with the flu (in college I was so weak after that I couldn't walk to my class across campus) and my personal experience of what happens when vaccine is not available. My son will be getting his vaccination at the end of the month, during his Well Child visit.

Please help contain this preventable disease by making vaccination a priority. A simple shot or nasal spray can protect your family, friends, and acquaintances, particularly the little ones who can't make this important health decision for themselves.

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