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Fight the Flu

With flu season right around the corner, it’s time to protect yourself and others against contagious respiratory illnesses. So Harbin Clinic is encouraging you to be an antibody builder! By practicing healthy habits and staying up to date on essential vaccines, you can lift your immunity and help us fight the flu.

Flu vaccines are one of our best defenses against the virus. Potential benefits include reducing symptom severity and protecting those around you. They do this by helping your immune system build essential antibodies to help fend off these viruses. The vaccine also reduces the spread of influenza to others, including more at-risk populations. Harbin Clinic encourages everyone over six months of age and those more vulnerable to get the flu vaccine as soon as possible but especially before the end of October when flu season typically begins. The flu season usually continues through March. To learn more about the flu vaccine, click here.

Some individuals are more susceptible to the flu than others, including older people, pregnant women, young children and those with underlying or chronic health conditions. For these people, contracting the flu could lead to serious complications that can result in pneumonia, hospitalization and even fatalities.

If you don’t want to get weighed down by illness, there are many ways you can be proactive about your health during flu season. Here are some healthy habits that carry more weight than a dumbbell:

–      Wash your hands frequently.

–      Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.

–      Stay home when you feel sick.

–      Talk to your doctor about the flu vaccine.

Fight the flu and become an antibody builder by scheduling an appointment to get your flu vaccine today! To find a Harbin Clinic flu vaccine location closest to you or to learn more about being an antibody builder, click here.

Published September 26, 2021