Boo to the Flu! Flu Clinic Success!!

Great turnout for the Flu Clinc on Tuesday!   We are making progress.  

 The flu virus has been reported in a small number of cases in the NYC and surrounding areas in the past week.

Please look for upcoming announcements for the next scheduled Flu Clinic in November.

IMPORTANT FLU FACTS:

  • The flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.
  • There are many different flu viruses, flu vaccines protect against the 3 or 4 viruses that research suggests will be most common.
  • Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and SCHOOL due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
  • Flu vaccination also has been shown to significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from influenza.
  • Data suggest even if someone gets sick after vaccination, their illness tends to be milder.
  • The CDC recommends getting vaccinated ideally by the end of October, but it is not too late after that date.
  • Vaccination of high risk persons, (children, pregnant women, people with asthma, diabetes, heart disease or over the age of 65), is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
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