An annual flu shot lowers your odds of having a heart attack, stroke, heart failure, or other major heart problem, including death. And, if you have recently had a heart attack, a flu shot can lower the risk of having another heart attack or stroke even more.
Why do we need Flu Vaccine? We care about your health and wellness and this flu season could be like no other due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Did you know that if you are living with a chronic disease like diabetes, heart disease or asthma, you are at risk of having complications if you get the flu? These include pneumonia, heart, brain and muscle inflammation and can require hospitalization. The best way to avoid these complications and protect yourself and your family is by boosting your immune system this season with the same, safe protection that our health care workers trust – the flu shot.
What to expect? Your arm may feel sore, and you may experience body aches or mild fever. This is normal and does not mean that you are sick- this is a good sign that the vaccine is working! These symptoms typically last only a couple days. If you do get the flu after being vaccinated, your symptoms and recovery time will likely be much less than if you did not receive the flu shot.