Preparing for Flu Season: An Up-to-Date Guide

Every year, the flu virus changes and adapts, creating new strains that are resistant to last year’s vaccines. Fortunately, a new flu shot was formulated to help create an immunity to these new strains, dramatically reducing your likelihood of infection. Need more incentive for getting a dreaded shot? Here are a few important reasons to get vaccinated for the coming flu season:

Protect Others

In addition to preventing you from contracting the virus, flu shots can limit the spread of the virus to unprotected groups, such as children, the elderly or immunocompromised individuals (including those suffering from cancer). By getting the flu shot, you’re doing your part to protect those that cannot protect themselves.

It Costs Little to Nothing!

If cost is a concern, there’s no need to worry. Flu shots are very low priced, or even free, to encourage the public to participate. The CDC recommends using the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to find locations near you to get vaccinated.

There Are New Options

If you’re scared of needles, there is now the option to get a vaccine in nasal spray form. Just a quick squirt and you’re able to go on your way. For those who may have been barred from vaccinations due to allergies, there are now formulas that bypass certain allergy-triggering ingredients such as eggs. With these new options, vaccines are more accessible than ever before.

Time is of the Essence

The CDC recommends that you and your loved ones be vaccinated before the end of October. This gives your body time to build an immunity to the virus so that it is protected to the fullest by the time the flu comes around.

Here at Conrey Insurance Brokers, we believe that nothing is more important than the health of you and your loved ones. We want to protect your family the way that we protect our families; that’s The Conrey Difference. For more information about the Flu vaccine and the risks of the virus, feel free to visit the CDC’s Page on The 2018-2019 Flu Season or call your local healthcare provider. If you have questions about your health coverage, we’re always here to help.

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