The flu season is October through March and this year, health officials recommend that anyone six months and older get a flu shot. Especially at risk are children and the elderly, or anyone whose immune system might be weakened. The best time to get a flu shot is October, in order to protect yourself for the entire flu season.
Symptoms of the Flu:
The Indiana State Department of Health recommends taking simple steps to avoid getting and spreading the flu. These include frequent hand washing with soap, staying home when ill, avoiding close contact with others, covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing and avoid touching your eyes, ears or nose.
The flu shot is readily available at many local pharmacies, conveniently located. The shot is quick and the needle used is very small. For most clinics, appointments aren't necessary so you can literally just stop by. Cost for the shot vary, but in general, they are about $15-30.
In addition to your doctor's office, CVS and Walgreens both administer the flu shot. In addition, many store pharmacies such as Kroger, Marsh, Sam's Club, Walmart, Meijer, Target and many more, also provide flu shots. For a complete list of locations near you, check out the Flu Shot Locator.
Many insurance plans will cover the flu shot so be sure to investigate before heading out.
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