Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chronic Condition? Better get your Flu shot!

Tuesday December 7th, the third official day of National Influenza Vaccination Week is here and the focus today is on those with chronic conditions. If you have:

Diabetes
Heart Disease
Asthma, Bronchitis or other upper respiratory diseases
or if you are overweight and/or a smoker

Today is your day!!  If you catch the Flu, it could be your life.  Because of your chronic condition(s) you are already at a disadvantage for fighting the Flu.  Why take chances?  It's so easy to get a Flu shot and save yourself from the virus.

Contact Passport Health and inquire about an appointment for a flu vaccination.  While you are there, talk to your health care provider about a Pneumonia shot as well. 

Check out Dr. David Hill (love the bowtie) explaining a bit about the Influenza Virus and how the strains can mutate each year.

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