| Posted On Aug 06, 2021 | By:

The Importance of Flu Vaccination in the Midst of COVID-19

Although much of our medical news these days is focused on COVID-19, its Delta variant, and the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine, we are quickly approaching the time of year when we have to prepare for the emergence of another virus: influenza, aka “the flu.” The flu season usually begins in October and lasts through March or April. Last year – with strict masking policies, social distancing requirements, hand washing practices,

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| Posted On Oct 24, 2018 | By:

When to Seek Medical Care for the Flu

The chances are pretty good that you’ve either seen or heard the message that, if you haven’t already done so, you should get a flu shot as soon as possible.

Although getting vaccinated doesn’t completely eliminate the risk that you’ll catch the flu, flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness and prevents millions of people from flu illness and flu-related doctor’s visits each year. Flu vaccination has also been shown to reduce the severity of illness.  

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| Posted On Feb 07, 2017 | By:

Stop the Spread of Viruses!

While you can get sick at any time of the year, winters in general have many hard-hitting viruses – including the common cold but also norovirus and influenza – busily circulating through schools, businesses, and homes.

With many of us suffering from sneezing, coughing, and just feeling lousy, I’d like to share some tips to help stop the spread of viruses and stay healthy.

Colds

Colds are more common in the winter and spring,

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| Posted On Aug 03, 2016 | By:

Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives.

All adults should get vaccines to protect their health. Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Unfortunately, far too few adults are receiving the recommended vaccines, leaving themselves and their loved ones vulnerable to serious diseases.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Only 20% of adults 19 years or older had received Tdap vaccination.
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