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Flu Prevention

Montvale Board of Health will be hosting its annual flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Did you know there is a simple way of protecting yourself from getting sick with the flu? Getting your annual flu vaccine has many benefits for you and your loved ones. According to the CDC, for a two year flu season, 6,400,000 – 11,000,000 flu illnesses have been predicted. This virus can cause unnecessary illness, doctor visits, hospitalizations and even deaths. Receiving an annual flu vaccine can enable you to continue with your lives and not miss anything.

The flu virus constantly changes so, to have the best protection, getting the vaccine each year is necessary. Protection from the virus decreases over time so receiving a vaccine annually helps your body make new antibodies to defend itself. In addition, individuals with chronic health conditions can decrease the risk of experiencing complications from the virus that can lead to hospitalizations. The vaccination benefit for pregnant women reduces the risk of complications from the virus and gives immunity to the baby for a few months after birth. Children starting at the age of six months and older can also receive a vaccine.

If you have questions or concerns about the flu vaccine, please talk to your healthcare provider. The Board of Health will be hosting its annual flu vaccine clinic on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Montvale Senior & Community Center. Details about the clinic will be coming soon.

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