Health Updates

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  • Flu season is Here, it is important that you be prepared. In addition to getting a flu shot, which is highly recommended, here are some other easy precautions to prevent infection:

    1. Get a flu shot
    2. Washing hands often and well
    3. Using alcohol-based hand sanitizer
    4. Covering coughs and sneezes
    5. Keeping one's distance from sick people

    Here are some reasons why getting the flu vaccine is highly recommended by the CDC:

    • Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine.
    • While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common. (See Vaccine Virus Selection for this season's vaccine composition.)
    • Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations

    Read more from the CDC about flu prevention.

    To book your flu shot, call SHS at (310) 338-2881 or book an appointment online through the MyHealth Portal through MyLMU.