Like it or not, flu season, often described as October through May, is upon us. Influenza is a serious disease that shouldn’t be taken lightly – even the healthiest people are at risk. Everyone should consider protecting themselves and those around them by getting the flu vaccine.
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season. According to the CDC, the vaccine itself causes antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
The CDC recommends that everyone, six months of age and older, should receive the flu vaccine every year. Vaccination is especially critical for people who are at high risk of serious complications from influenza, which can lead to hospitalization or worse.
Suski Chevrolet Buick was proud to partner with Walgreens to offer a Flint, Michigan flu clinic on Monday, October 20, 2014, from 11:30am to 2:30pm. The clinic took place at the Suski Chevrolet Buick dealership, which is located at 8700 Main St, Birch Run, MI 48415.
Trained Walgreens representatives were on hand to administer the flu shots, which participants could pay for with $31.99 in cash or by submitting the bill to their health insurance.
Learn more about influenza and the flu vaccine at www.cdc.gov.
Take care of yourself and your family this season. We hope you stopped in to get your annual flu shot!