HCA East Florida - August 30, 2019

Flu season is just around the corner, and it is important to take precautionary steps now, in order to avoid getting sick later.

Contracting the flu is draining emotionally and physically, and can affect your ability to work, care for your family, and do what you love. Getting the flu shot reduces your risk of getting sick and spreading the virus to others you're close to.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the flu virus is constantly changing, making it necessary for researchers to reevaluate the expected strains each year before deciding its components. This means that even if you had the flu shot last year, it is crucial to get it again to avoid the current flu strain threats.

The CDC estimates 37 million cases of flu-related illnesses reported during the 2018-2019 season. Avoid becoming a statistic of these illnesses by getting a flu shot. It is also important to practice proper hygiene to avoid getting sick.