The flu is more serious than a lot of people realize, and getting vaccinated is the most effective way to prevent illness caused by the influenza virus. Don't fall victim to the flu and its awful symptoms this winter. Here are our top reasons to get vaccinated:
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The flu season is in full effect and it now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States. With all the chatter about vaccine safety and who should or should not get a certain flu shot, it can be hard to know if you should receive the seasonal flu vaccine. So, what’s the bottom line? The CDC recommends that all people over the age of 6 months receive a flu vaccination – with a few exceptions.
The seasons are changing and at some point during flu season, you might get sick. When you’re sick, the body becomes weak and tries to fight off the infection thus fueling a sick body is crucial to get better. The best way to fight off diseases is drinking plenty of fluids and eating foods that boost the immune system.
Worried about catching the flu? Flu or influenza appears most frequently during winter and early spring seasons. Anyone can get the flu but those at a higher risk for flu complications are infants, pregnant women and the elderly. People with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease and HIV are also at high risk for complications related to flu. What flu prevention tips are you using to keep you and your family safe this winter?
Try these 7 flu prevention tips and outsmart the flu this winter:
CandyBoxImages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu is responsible every year for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. It's a disease that makes those who work in public health very nervous, according to Dr. Richard Besser, ABC News' chief health and medical editor.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu now qualifies as an epidemic in the United States, according to a weekly report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Though the CDC details a small decrease in reported cases, there have been numerous deaths from this year's outbreak, including 45 people in California.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The flu season is in full effect, with more than triple number of states reporting high influenza-like illness compared to last week.
iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Flu season is here, and federal health officials are urging Americans to get vaccinated.
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