Flu Shot 101: Who Needs It and Why

It’s October and that means it’s the beginning of flu season, which typically ranges from October through May. While modern access to well-rounded nutrition, hygiene, and sanitation has decreased the threat of influenza over the past century, there are still an estimated 100 children who die from flu-related complications each year, and adults over 65 are the most at risk for requiring flu-related hospitalization. The flu shot works to strengthen your immune system. Not only does it help to diminish your own susceptibility to the flu and its side effects, a flu shot can also keep you from spreading the flu to...

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