As fall begins we all naturally begin preparing for colder weather and, for most, this preparation includes a flu vaccination.
While flu activity is usually associated with the later winter months; such as January and February, in years past, flu activity has been reported as early as August and September. The flu shot is designed to protect individuals against a variety of viruses that are believed to cause the current strain of influenza.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that people get their flu shot as early as possible, which means prior to the start of “flu season”. The flu shot can easily be obtained at doctors’ offices, flu-shot clinics, health departments and pharmacies. The CDC (www.cdc.gov) has published an on-line vaccine finder which may be a very helpful tool in locating a convenient flu shot clinic. The applicable link, powered by the federal government, is located at http://vaccine.healthmap.org/.
Compensation Solutions wishes you a healthy flu season minus the flu!