October 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
Did you know that the best way to protect yourself against the seasonal flu is to get vaccinated yearly? Well, it’s true!
It is important to get vaccinated every year because the vaccines can change on a yearly basis. Since there are many types and strains of viruses which cause the flu, the formulas for the vaccines change every year to help protect against the three strains that are expected to be the most common for that season, as determined by extensive research. It is also important to get vaccinated as soon as possible, since it can take up to two weeks for your body to start forming antibodies.
The Flu Shot Clinic is your chance to protect yourself against the flu for the 2011-12 flu season.
For more information on flu vaccines and why they are important, check out the CDC’s information on seasonal influenza.