Ads are running on TV and you can expect to be asked "Have you had your flu shot?" at every doctor's visit.
Why is the flu shot so important? Let's start by defining "flu". It's not the stomach bug that has you up all night, it's a cough, sweating, fever, aches, pain, and generally feeling like you are NOT going to get up out of that bed. It's not fun. It can really lead to death, especially for the very young and the elderly. The flu that swept our country about 100 years ago took many lives - even young healthy people!
We have a vaccine that can help stop you from getting the flu, or at least make it milder if you do get it. Get your flu shot - now. Protect yourself and your loved ones. In most cases, insurance pays for this shot.