More than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year for the seasonal flu and complications caused by the seasonal flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older gets vaccinated against the flu every year.
Top 3 Flu Shot Myths
Myth #1: The flu vaccine can give you the flu.
Fact: The flu shot can't give you the flu because the virus it contains has been inactivated.
Myth #2: You should fear Ebola more than the flu.
Fact: Flu kills more people in a year in the U.S. than Ebola has killed in the history of the world.
Myth #3: You don't need the flu vaccine this year if you got it last year.
Fact: You need a new flu shot each year because the circulating strains change and immunity from the vaccine fades.
Many insurances cover the flu shot at no extra cost. Reduce your risk and contact my office to make an appointment for a quick and easy flu shot this season.
- Dr. Dale