A Flu Shot Is Your Best Chance Of Avoiding Influenza — Huneycutt Family Medicine Can Help!
When the weather begins to turn, sniffles, coughs, and fevers begin to emerge — it must be cold and flu season! Stay ahead of runny noses and the body aches and chills by scheduling a flu shot with Huneycutt Medicine today!
Consistency Matters: Get Vaccinated Every Year
It’s important to get your flu vaccine every year because the flu virus evolves and changes each season — last year’s flu vaccine may not protect against this year’s virus!
As you’re vaccinated, your body produces antibodies to protect you from the viruses that were included in the vaccine. But, over time your antibody levels degrade, making it important to get a yearly flu shot.
Does Everyone Need A Flu Vaccine?
While it’s recommended that everyone six months and older get a seasonal flu shot, it’s extremely important that at-risk populations — including pregnant women, the elderly, and small children — are vaccinated. Other people who are more at risk for contracting the flu are those with chronic health conditions including those with asthma, cancer, COPD, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, and anyone with a compromised immune system.
Take Action Today With Huneycutt Family Medicine
If you’re in Loveland, schedule a flu shot with our office today to stay healthy this cold and flu season!