August 19, 2011 | 10:49 am
Posted by Albert Fuchs, M.D.
Ah, the magical serenity of mid-August! Students face the new school year with dread, parents face the new school year with joy, London is set ablaze, Syria shells its own civilians, and the stock market behaves like a brick thrown out of an airplane window.
But for primary care doctors, mid-August is the time when the new flu shots arrive. Our office received a batch this week. The flu season is not yet upon us, but it’s not too early to get your flu shot.
Who should get the flu shot? Since last year, the CDC has been recommending the flu shot for everyone over 6 months, but the people for whom the flu shot is particularly important are:
Take a look at the CDC Seasonal Flu Shot page for details.
Who should not get a flu shot?
So make an appointment to get your flu shot. Because the only thing I can think of worse than a double-dip recession would be a double-dip recession with the flu.
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