Monday, December 28, 2009

Vital Facts About Flu

Did you know that flu poses a high risk for people with health conditions?

Here are the facts:
  1. If you have a heart condition, you need a flu shot every year. Each shot changes every year to fight different types of viruses.
  2. Instead of spray or mist, get the flu shot.
  3. Flu can be fatal. More than 35,000 people in the US die every year because of flu.
  4. People can still have flu virus and can contaminate others for up to 4 days without the symptoms. They can further spread it for another 3-4 days after the symptoms start.
  5. The health risks of the flu shot are much lower than the risks of getting the flu when you have health problems.