This is a guest post by Philip L. Graitcer and the fourth in a five-part series about a group of dedicated Rotary volunteers helping to eradicate polio in Kaduna, Nigeria.
Have you gotten your flu shot? 'Tis the season, it's not over yet. This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week. You might think that if you haven't gotten your vaccination by now that there's no reason. You still should! A vaccination now can still help you against this season's flu.
September! Already! Of course, that means a sort of unofficial start of cold and flu season. The CDC recommends that we get vaccinated against flu starting in September because the flu can start to spread as early as October. What do you need to know to keep healthy? At the risk of sounding horribly mysophobic, let's talk about basic preventative measures from the CDC. You probably hear these things every year, but these actions should be almost reflexes. This kinda sounds a "Miss Manners" rant, but they do help in cutting down on transmission of the flu.
We've been reminding you for weeks, but we're not done: It's time to get your flu shot. If you're over 50, the flu can be particularly dangerous. And if you're a parent or a caregiver for older loved ones, it's especially easy to spread the virus to your family.
Yep, folks. That's me...getting my flu shot. I just got it,too. About a week ago. After missing my vaccination clinic at work...then being too busy (okay, maybe too lazy and scared) to head down to a drugstore or to call my doctor to get one...my father took me over to our neighborhood CVS for my flu shot. Right after I got off the plane!!
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