Protect Yourself: Get a Flu Shot

Influenza (flu) is a respiratory infection that does not discriminate. From children to older adults, we are all at risk.

Flu shots are the most effective way to protect yourself from influenza. Don’t hesitate – get your shot today.

Who should be vaccinated?
YOU! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that individuals six months of age or older be vaccinated annually against influenza.

Vaccination is very important for people at high risk of influenza complications, including pregnant women, older adults, young children and those with chronic medical conditions.

Are you a family member or a caregiver of a person with a chronic medical condition? Protect both yourself and the person(s) you care for by getting a flu vaccine.

Do you need to be vaccinated each year?
YES! New flu vaccines are released annually to keep up with evolving flu viruses. Because flu viruses change and adapt quickly, last year’s vaccine may not protect you from the latest viruses.

After vaccination, your immune system produces antibodies that will protect you. These antibody levels decline over time, another reason to get the flu shot annually.

Where should you go to be vaccinated?
Use the CDC’s vaccine finder map to find a flu clinic near you: http://vaccine.healthmap.org/

If you are an RML employee, contact Employee Health to get your flu shot.

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