CDC FLU RECOMMENDATIONS

 

It’s Not too Late to Get the Flu Shot, Contact Woburn Board of Health Nurse Today to make an appointment # 781-897-5928

The Center for Disease control recommends everyone older than 6 months receive a flu shot. Seasonal death tolls from influenza has reached 49,000 in a single season. It is safe to say the flu is a serious illness.

Every year a flu shot is developed to protect against the flu for the upcoming season. The vaccine is produced with a weakened form of each virus to cause your immune system to build antibodies.

The Woburn Board of Health Nurse can administer seasonal flu shots to get you and your family ready for the flu season – please call for available times!

Unlike what the myth says, you will not contract the flu from a flu vaccine as it is not made up of live viruses.  Even if you received last year’s flu shot, you should still get one this year, as flu is constantly changing so each year the vaccine is different from those in years past. The flu shot administered last year will not protect you against the flu this year.

www.cdc.gov/flu

www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/cdc/factsheets/flu.pdf

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