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The Importance Of Getting The Flu Vaccine

The flu is a nasty virus that can cause serious problems. Getting the flu vaccine is one way you can help protect yourself, your family, and your loved ones from getting sick. Here are three important reasons why you should get the flu vaccine.
Build Up Resistance
Getting a flu shot can help your body build up the antibodies needed to fight off the flu when it starts going around. Every year, new strains of the flu virus begin circulating, and getting the flu vaccine can help you ward off the strain that is the most contagious.
Reduce Possible Complications
Catching the flu may not sound that bad to some people, but for individuals with already comprised health, getting sick with the flu can have deadly complications. Receiving the flu vaccine can help reduce the risk of getting sick, being admitted to the hospital for the flu and suffering from complications due to the flu.
Protect Others
Even if you are in good health, getting a flu vaccine can help protect those around you who are too young to get the vaccine or those who are especially vulnerable to the flu, such as babies, the elderly and those with existing health problems.
If you are afraid of needles, you don’t have to get a shot. The vaccine can also be administered in a mist, so there is no excuse for not getting a flu shot. To learn more about the importance of getting the flu vaccine, contact Harbin Pharmacy at 205-323-2474.