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Flu Shot -- Got It?

Nell Jean
12 years ago

Flu shots are available now. H1N1 shots will be out next month, but meanwhile, the regular flu shots can be taken now, to be sure you're protected for the anticipated flu season.

DH and I went to the Health Department in the next County, where there was no long wait; one person was ahead of us.

Pneumonia shot -- after age 65, you only take one. If you had one before 65, you need another after 5 years.

Prevention of colds and flu: good handwashing is the best defense. Wash hands with soap and water for 15 seconds. The old thinking was that the liquid gels were not as effective as soap and water. Now it is believed they are MORE effecctive because the alcohol breaks down the 'germ's' cell wall. Rub your hands together until the gel is dry.

Drink plenty of fluids. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Get plenty of rest. Be Happy; Try not to Worry.

Get that Flu Shot!


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