Protect Yourself, Your Family, and Your Community: Say #BooToTheFlu this Fall!
Autumn is here, and we want to help you and your family stay healthy by saying #BooToTheFlu this fall!
Each year, the flu affects millions, leading to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and tens of thousands of deaths in the United States. Flu vaccines are one of the best ways you can keep your family & community healthy. The flu vaccine reduces the risk of getting the flu and any of its potentially serious complications and reduces the risk of spreading it.
Common Concerns About The Flu Shot
Side Effects While some people sometimes get body aches and fever after getting their annual flu vaccination, these side effects are much more mild than the symptoms one would experience with an influenza infection and go away within a few days
Effectiveness While we know that some people who get a flu vaccine may still get sick with influenza, flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce the severity of the illness.
Getting a flu shot provides numerous advantages – It helps reduce the risk of contracting influenza, makes the illness milder if you do get sick, and lowers the chances of complications. This is especially important for vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as it offers them significant protection. Additionally, by choosing to get vaccinated, you not only safeguard your own health but also contribute to the well-being of your loved ones and community!
The best time to get your flu vaccine is before the flu starts circulating—usually by the end of October. So, get your flu vaccine by Halloween and say #BooToTheFlu!
And, don’t forget – While you’re scheduling your flu shot, it’s also a great idea to schedule your updated COVID vaccine. Staying up-to-date with both vaccines helps ensure you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe.
Not sure where to get your flu shot or COVID vaccine? Find a convenient vaccination location near you at Vaccines.gov. Woburn Residents and Employees – check out the attached flier for info on an upcoming flu clinic on October 26th from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm for Woburn residents ages 5+ and employees with 5+ year olds.
Let’s work together to ensure a healthier and safer fall season. Say #BooToTheFlu, protect your family, stay COVID-safe, and do your part to keep your community healthy!
ANNOUNCEMENTS👀 Stay tuned for a list of Flu Vaccine Locations in the Woburn area coming soon!