This year’s influenza season is proving to be a severe one.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC-P) recommends that everyone over six months of age receive an influenza vaccination each year. If you haven’t gotten yours, do it today.
It is highly effective in either preventing flu or making the flu less severe. The vaccine cannot cause flu and usually produces no side effects or only a little soreness at the site of the injection.
If you have already been vaccinated against flu, great — but remember to wash your hands regularly, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and stay away from those with the flu, if you can.
Talk to your primary physician if you have questions, or call the Charleston County Medical Society at 577-3613, if you need help finding one.
William Simpson, Jr., M.D.
Public Health Committee
Charleston County Medical Society