It’s Baaaaack

Man_FluReady or not, it’s flu season again here in Arizona. At least 30 cases have already been reported in our state, which is about 30 percent higher than the same time period last year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “recommends people get vaccinated by the end of October because it takes about two weeks for a person’s body to create the antibodies needed to fight off the flu once exposed. Those unable to get vaccinated before the end of the month should still get vaccinated later during the flu season because it can still be helpful in preventing the flu.”

Below are a list of links related to this year’s flu season. Take a look at a few of them and let us know your plans this year. Did you already get your flu shot? Do you plan to get one? Are you going to roll the dice and not get a flu shot this year? Why or why not? Generating meaningful conversations around the health issues making headlines is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of ne day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

With flu season underway, Arizona health officials urge getting flu shot

Flu season: CDC says to take action now

Arizona health experts gearing up for early flu season

Flu Season Is Underway In Arizona

Experts urge people to get flu shots, as cases begin to appear in Arizona

8 states reporting flu cases

80,000 deaths caused by flu last season, CDC says

Flu season has already started in Arizona, health official says

Flu broke records for deaths, illnesses in 2017-2018, new CDC numbers show

CDC: 80,000 people died of flu last winter in U.S., highest death toll in 40 years

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