Ready 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!