Flu Season 2017 – 2018: Protecting Seniors

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Who else is enjoying this gorgeous weather? With the cooling temperatures also comes a reminder that flu season is just around the corner. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. The time to be prepared is now.

As we age our immune systems begin to weaken, making us more susceptible to contracting diseases and various illnesses. Vaccines can help guard against some of the more common diseases. Seniors may need to get various vaccines, even if they received the same vaccines as a child.

Many vaccines are available at a local pharmacy such as a Walgreens or CVS. A professional caregiver from AVID Home Care Services can assist with trips to and from the pharmacy if your loved one needs help with transportation. And, if you’re not sure if your loved one has these shots, a caregiver can ensure transportation to your next primary care physician visit.

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