6 Reasons Why You Should Get a Flu Shot

So you still haven’t gotten your flu shot! What are you waiting for?

A higher number of flu cases is being reported in San Diego County compared to previous years. And things are likely to get worse during the holidays when more cases are typically reported.

There are many reasons to get vaccinated against influenza. Here are six of them:

  1. The flu shot is the best protection against getting sick.

  2. The flu is serious and can lead to severe complications, including death.

  3. Every year, about 200,000 people end up in the hospital due to the flu, even people who are not at high risk of developing complications.

  4. People die from the flu. Last season, 87 San Diegans died from complications due to influenza.

  5. Young kids and the elderly are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from the flu. Get them vaccinated, and get yourself vaccinated, too.

  6. The flu shot is safe. It can’t make you sick because the virus in the vaccome is inactive or dead.

Get your flu shot now before the virus starts to spread. Getting vaccinated is easy.

Call your medical provider to get a free vaccine. You can also get your flu shot a local retail pharmacy. If you are a Kaiser member, you can get vaccinated Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at KP Care Now, located on the 2nd Floor of the 5530 building in the County Operations Center.