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New York City Chapter

Health TIP: It’s Flu Season. Are You Ready?

(Posted December 2, 2019)

By Barbara Stahura

 
Flu season begins in November and lasts until early spring, so it’s not too late to benefit from an annual flu shot. 
 
Vaccination may reduce your chances of getting the flu by up to 60%. Equally important, you will help protect any high risk individuals who come near you from serious flu complications, including infants, pregnant women, older persons with chronic illnesses, and immunosuppressed individuals.
 
It takes about two weeks after vaccination to receive the full benefit, so get yours before the holidays. Don’t give your friends and loved ones the gift of flu!
If you are over 65, ask your doctor or pharmacist if the vaccines specially formulated for older patients -  Fluzone High-Dose and Fluad - are right for you: 
For additional information on flu vaccination, symptoms, and treatment, updated regularly throughout the flu season, go to: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm or see below.


 

Barbara Stahura was a healthcare executive at academic medical centers and physician practice management consulting firms. Part of the Caring Collaborative leadership since 2014, and was previously the Chair. Currently serves as Co-Chair of the Chapter’s Events Coordinating Committee and Chair of the Explore NYC Subcommittee.
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