Flu Season

It’s not only safe but also especially important for seniors to get the flu shot because of the vulnerability to serious complications if the flu is contracted. The CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies that protect flu to develop in the body, so make plans to get vaccinated early in fall.

As we prepare for the upcoming flu season, it’s important to consider that only 5% of the population washes their hands long enough to get rid of germs. Remember to wash your hands at least 20 seconds (the length of the Happy Birthday song) to be effective. Apply plenty of friction and soap to make it work! Come get your flu shot on Thurs. Oct. 10th at the Worthington COA Office in the back of Corner’s Grocery! See page 1 for more details.