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Keeping Away Serious Sniffles

Posted By Alejandra Owens On October 10, 2008 @ 9:41 am In Health Talk | 3 Comments

I’ve been sick the last few days (forgive me for the lack of posting) so when I saw our recent article on Flu shots [1]in Bulletin Today, of course it struck a chord with me.
Who should get a flu shot? While I think anyone working in an office of more than two people should get one, technically, this is the flu shot profile:

  • People age 50 and older
  • Nursing home residents
  • Health care workers
  • People with chronic diseases that weaken their immune systems
  • People who are in contact with those at high risk for flu
  • Children and teens, from six months to 18 years old
  • Pregnant women

If you’re like me, you don’t have time for a doctor’s appointment so you can check out senior centers, pharmacies and public clinics in your community for free or low-cost shots.
Happy vaccinating!


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