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Flu season

November 8, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

What should I do to prepare for this flu season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the four main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season. Remember, it takes 2 weeks for the vaccine to start working, the sooner you get your flu vaccine, the sooner you will be protected.

In addition, you can take everyday preventive steps like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading influenza to others.

Call GCPH today at 319-824-6312 to get YOUR Flu Vaccine Remember it's never too late!



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