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While some people approach their senior years with strength and vigor, others suffer from poor health, chronic illness and lack of activity. Often education is key to landing in the healthy aging group.
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Punch your ZIP code into this handy flu vaccine finder to locate a provider near you.
The flu vaccine is offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and college health centers, as well as by many employers, and even in some schools.
Even if you don’t have a regular doctor or nurse, you can get a flu shots somewhere else, like a health department, pharmacy, urgent care clinic, and often your school, college health center, or work. Still not sure where to get your flu shot? Use the flu vaccine locator to find a place near you that has plenty in stock.
Want to reduce the spread of flu? Get a flu shot, wash your hands regularly and stay home when sick, recommends the CDC.
The dreaded flu season is here. It can begin as early as October and extend through May in the United States, usually peaking in January and February. Be prepared with some questions and answers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that are specific to this year’s flu season:
What sort of flu season is expected this year?
Flu seasons are unpredictable in a number of ways. Although epidemics of flu happen every year, the timing, severity, and length of the season varies from one year to another.
Will new strains of flu circulate this season?
Flu viruses are constantly changing so it’s not unusual for new flu virus strains to appear each year. For more information about how flu viruses change, visit How the Flu Virus Can Change.
What should I do to prepare for this flu season?
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main flu strains that research indicates will cause the most illness during the flu season. Getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available each year is always a good idea, and the protection you get from vaccination will last throughout the flu season. Read more