It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot!

 

Did you get a flu shotIt’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot!

February is the height of the Flu Season in the Phoenix Metro area and over the past couple of weeks many friends and neighbors have come down with the “bug”. Some may be experiencing the sniffles, (I caught a cold over the holidays), but several friends and a few agents in our office have the flu. What’s the difference? I can tell you from experience that the flu makes a head cold seem almost enjoyable.

Here’s a quick true or false quiz covering the most popular reasons not to get a flu shot:

1. True or False – It’s too late to get the shot, it won’t do any good”. FALSE, this should have been an easy one based on my headline. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) it takes about two weeks to become fully immunized after injection so, with the peak of the flu season approaching, now is a great time to get your flu shot.

2. True or False – “The Flu Shot gives you the flu”. FALSE, according to the CDC, the viruses contained in the shot are inactive so you can’t get the flu from a flu shot.

3. True or False – “If you get the flu you can always take an anti-biotic to get rid of it.” FALSE while an anti-biotic may be very helpful with a bacterial infection they’re not effective against a virus like the flu.

4. True or False – “If you’ve already had the flu this year you can’t get it again”. FALSE, the CDC warns that there are several different viruses this year, just because you got one strain doesn’t mean you won’t get a

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different one next time. The current vaccine contains three different viruses.

5. True or False – “The Flu is only spread by coughing or sneezing so if you avoid sick people you’ll be just fine”. FALSE, again according to the CDC the flu virus can survive for several hours on a variety of surfaces and indoors, under certain circumstances, for up to 24 hours.

Why run the risk, be smart, call your doctor or your local pharmacy and find out where you can get your flu shot ASAP.

Here in the Phoenix Metro area you can visit yur local CVS Pharmacy they offer flu shots everyday at every store.