Getting a flu shot is a simple act you can take to save lives and protect others. As the 2020 flu season collides with the COVID-19 pandemic, this easy precautionary measure is more important than ever before to minimize the burden on the healthcare system.
You might wonder, what’s the point of the flu shot? Why bother getting vaccinated at all? We are already wearing our masks, washing our hands and watching our distance – do we need to do this too?
Yes. Because it saves lives. And it could save the life of someone you love. Getting your flu shot helps limit their exposure. The point when you could be preventing flu-related heart complications. It’s one simple act, once a year and only a few minutes of your day. So what’s the point of the flu shot? The people you love, your neighbors, your colleagues – they are the point of prevention.
Why the flu vaccine matters:
Those who skip the flu vaccine are six times more likely to experience a heart attack.
Protecting employees and their communities
Members of the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable are leading the way to protect employees and their communities to improve influenza vaccination rates with a renewed effort to promote and incentivize getting the vaccine.
Where can I safely get a flu vaccination?
Your employer may be able to help or this resource from the CDC will assist you find resources near you.
How to fight the flu
This flu season, arm yourself with information about how to protect yourself – and those around you – from the flu.
Top health organizations urge flu vaccination
The flu vaccine is a protective tool against influenza and it is an essential health management step for people living with diabetes, heart disease and lung disease.