Debunking Myths Whether to Get Your Flu Shot


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debunking-myths-whether-to-get-your-flu-shotAccording to the CDC, in the United States each year influenza has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses, between 140,000 and 710,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 and 56,000 deaths annually since 2010.
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. Increasing the number of people who get vaccinated each year helps to protect more people, including older people, very young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions who are more vulnerable to serious flu complications.
In this important segment, Anna Robb explains why it is vital to the public health and safety to get your annual flu shot and how it can help protect you and the ones you love.

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