It seems it is finally time to accept that summer is over, and all that comes with that, including flu shots. Such an unpleasant thought. But getting the flu really is worse than getting the shot and there are plenty of vaccinations on hand (The U.S. has a supply of 140 million vaccinations and only used 113 last year). The Center for Disease Control recommends flu vaccinations for pregnant women, people 50 and older, younger adults with chronic illnesses such as diabetes or asthma, health-care workers, people who come into contact with infants younger than 6 months, and people in contact with others at high risk of flu complications.
Caregivers can go along with their senior client to get a flu shot. Many senior centers, churches and area departments on aging provide flu shots. Some doctors offer flu vaccinations on certain days and many pharmacies host flu shot days. Walgreens pharmacy will provide flu and pneumonia vaccinations at many of their pharmacies in October and you may find out when and where on their website.
Get the shot, not the flu.
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