Thursday, January 15, 2015

Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Vaccine

Missed out on getting your flu vaccine?  It's not too late!  It's better to get your flu vaccine in the fall, before the flu season fully begins, but even a later flu vaccine can provide you some protection before the spring/summer months arrive.  So don't think it's too late.  You can still get the vaccine and find some benefit from it.

While you're at it, learn the differences between the flu and a cold.  It amazes me how often people complain about having the flu when all they have is the sniffles or a bad cold.  There are certainly similarities between the cold and the flu, but some symptoms are much worse with a flu while others are more common with a cold.  Knowing the difference can help avoid a trip to the doctor's office and avoid paying doctor fees.  A great source on this is below:

The Difference Between a Cold and the Flu

Having the flu can be a horrible experience, but getting your flu vaccine, even if it's late in the season, can drastically improve your chances of avoiding the flu.  And remember, most people who complain of having the flu have nothing more than a common cold.  Get the facts by knowing the symptoms!

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