(Adapted from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Flu shots are here at Gatti Pharmacy and our pharmacists are ready to help you stay healthy this flu season! Here are some things to think about when deciding if you should get vaccinated:
WHY should I get a flu shot?
Getting your annual flu shot can decrease your chances of getting or spreading the flu. This may save you and your loved ones from missing days of work or school. It also means fewer trips to the doctor or hospital.
WHO should get a flu shot?
It is recommended for people over 6 months of age to receive an annual flu vaccine.
Flu shots are especially important for people who are at a higher risk of severe complications from the flu. This includes:
Getting the flu shot can also protect those around you! Healthcare workers can prevent spreading the flu to people in the workplace by getting vaccinated. Not to mention, infants younger than six months can't receive a flu shot, so it's up to the people around them to get vaccinated. This will reduce their chances of being exposed to the flu.
WHEN should I get the flu shot?
It's recommended to get vaccinated as soon as the flu shot becomes available. Keep in mind that it takes two weeks for the flu shot to start working in your body, so we want it to take effect before you are exposed to the flu.
WHERE should I go to get the flu shot?
Here at Gatti Pharmacy our pharmacists can give flu shots to anyone ages 9 and up, while people between the ages of 6 months and 8 years of age can visit their physician’s office to get vaccinated.
WHAT else can I do to reduce my risk of getting the flu?
Please keep this information in mind when deciding if you should get vaccinated this flu season. We hope to see you at Gatti Pharmacy soon!
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