The Facts on the Flu
Seasonal flu is a serious illness, putting 200,000 people in the hospital and killing another 36,000 each year. The
Centers for Disease Control recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be vaccinated for flu. The only exceptions are people with a severe allergy to eggs or to a vaccine component. Washing your hands often, and coughing and sneezing into a tissue or into the inside your elbow, will also help keep you and others healthy.
Five Ways to Fight the Flu
- Know the symptoms.
- Get vaccinated.
- Wash your hands.
- Cover your cough and sneeze.
- Stay home if you have symptoms of the flu.
Above content provided by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. For advice about your medical care, consult your doctor.
Posted December 2011