Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The question on everyone's mind is should I get a flu shot?

Many employers struggle with the question "How important are flu shots for my employees?"  
Let's take a minute to weigh in on the subject.  

The CDC says this about Influenza (flu). It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The main way that influenza viruses are thought to spread is from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs and sneezes. 

This is fun! CDC Influenza Incidence Weekly Updates   click here for U.S. map. 

You may not know this ...

There continues to be a controversy as to whether Influenza Immunization (flu shot) is a good idea. However there is no confusion flu is a health threat. Not along ago "old people and babies" by the thousands died every year during the flu season October - March. On any given day between 5% and 20% people have the flu. 

You may have missed this that was reported earlier this year in the news: 
The answer to the questions that are around "Should I get a flu shot?" is  maybe.  There continues to be a debate whether flu shots are a good idea. Depending on who you ask will determine the answer you receive. As with every concern about YOUR body, YOU are the ultimate decision maker. 

To read the rest of the article and the C2 Your Health LLC Wellness Wednesday Getting Healthier Every Week eNewsletter click here 

You partner in health,

Cindy Cohen RN
Certified Health Coach
Wellness Consultant

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