School is back, which means the start of fall! Unfortunately, it also means flu season is near.
As students start classes, the flu and other illnesses are quickly passed around due to close quarters. Annually, the flu affects 35 million Americans and is the cause for missed days at work and school. As a viral illness, antibiotics are ineffective to combat the symptoms. The best defensive mechanism is being proactive by getting the flu shot.
The flu shot is recommended for everyone six months and older. It is an inactive vaccine, causing your body to develop memory to the virus. This memory allows the body to recognize the virus when it presents itself in live form (via exposure to infected people) and combat it more effectively.
Stop by Gatti Pharmacy today to help you and your children protect yourselves this season. We offer flu vaccines to all children and adults nine years of age or older.
How else can Gatti help you? Stop in today to find out.
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