The peak of flu season is just around the corner and now is a great time to get your annual flu shot. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most effective way to fight against the flu is by getting an annual flu vaccine. The CDC recommends that you consult with your physician regarding which version of the vaccine is best for you and to determine if there is any reason you should not receive the vaccine. Catching the flu is easy, preventing it should be too!
There are several variations of the influenza vaccine. The nasal flu mist is the live but weakened flu vaccine that is given to healthy patients 2 to 49 years of age. The regular flu shot is for patients 6 months to 64 years old, and the high dose flu vaccine is for patients 65 years and older. All variations of the vaccine are now available at White-Wilson Medical Center.
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