Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Avoid the Flu

Yes, it is that time of year again!!! Did you know that more than 4000 people are hospitalized each year from flu complications and more than 700 people die from the flu? When speaking about the population as a whole, these statistics don't seem that high- unless, of course, you or someone you love happens to be one of them.

The CDC says the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each fall. Keep in mind that it takes your body up to 2 weeks to form antibodies to fight the flu virus, so, October and Novemeber are the ideal months to receive your vaccination.

If you live in the Phoenix area, call (602) 263-8856 or visit www.cir.org to find a flu shot clinic near you.

Who needs vaccinated?
* All children age 6mo to 18 years
*Pregnant women
*Everyone older than 50
*Health care workers
*people who live in long term care facilities
* people with chronic illnesses

Today's Assignment
Get your 2008-9 Flu Season Vaccination

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