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Vaccination is your best shot at health during flu season


October 17, 2016


It’s that time of year again – time to get vaccinated against the flu. This should be an annual tradition for you and your family. That’s because the body’s immune response from vaccination can decline over time.


According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, because flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and updated to keep up with changing flu viruses.


Vaccination can help to protect pregnant women during and after pregnancy and is an effective preventative tool for people with chronic health conditions.


Getting the flu shot can also save you in work and sick time, help reduce risk of hospitalization due to flu-associated illnesses in children and older adults and can also result in milder symptoms if you do happen to get sick with the flu.


Ultimately, getting vaccinated against the flu gives you your best shot at avoiding influenza. You can’t get the flu from a flu shot, and very few people have any reaction at all.


Visit to learn where flu shots are being offered throughout Riverside County.


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