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Should I Get A Flu Shot?

Posted by John on October 24th, 2008

Flu season starts this month and peaks in late January. You can get a flu shot anytime during flu season, but it’s best to get it early.

Who Should Get A Flu Shot?

The following groups of people are more likely to experience complications from the flu, and they should get a shot early in the season:

  • People age 50 and older
  • People with chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, anemia, endocrine disorder, or diseases of the immune system.
  • Children 6 months to 5 years old
  • Pregnant women in the second or third trimester
  • People age 6 months to 18 years of age who are on aspirin therapy for any reason

Healthcare workers should also get flu shots since they’re more likely to be exposed.

WARNING: If you have a severe allergy to eggs, you should not get a flu shot, as it could cause an allergic reaction. People with a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome should also talk to their doctor before getting a flu shot.

AirFree air sterilizersYou can also guard against influenza by washing your hands often and sanitizing your home with anti-viral cleaning products like air sterilizers and vapor steam cleaners.

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