Flu season is upon us…it’s not too late to get a flu shot

December 28th, 2012 No Comments

Flu season’s peak is January and February. It’s especially important for seniors over 65 to get a flu shot to protect themselves. As we become older, our immune system becomes weaker, making seniors more susceptible to contracting the flu. For older adults, the seasonal flu is a serious matter, as it can become deadly. In fact, 90% of deaths from flu occur in adults over age 65, as well as over 50% of flu-related hospitalizations. Medicare does cover one flu shot per flu season. For those involved in elder care New Jersey, be sure to encourage them getting a flu shot. It’s not too late!

For more information, visit flu.gov at http://1.usa.gov/W927wh

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