Skagit County, Washington
December 4, 2017
Flu vaccine information
You may have heard that this year’s flu vaccine may be less effective against some strains of the virus than others, but you should still get a flu shot. It is especially important to protect those around you, like children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with certain chronic medical conditions. There is evidence to suggest that a flu shot may lessen your symptoms if you do become ill. Always stay home if you are sick, wash your hands often, and cover your cough and sneezes. Be especially vigilant in this season of holiday gatherings.
How to FIGHT the FLU:
- COVER your cough and sneezes
- CLEAN: Wash your hands often
- CONTAIN: Stay home if you are sick, and stay away from others that are sick
- PREVENT: Get vaccinated before you or others around you get sick
No one is superhuman when it comes to the flu. Anyone can get it (even healthy people).
- Help prevent the spread, get vaccinated; especially if you are or are around high risk individuals:
- 65 years and older
- certain chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease)
- pregnant women
- young children