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Flu Shot Update, 2017-2018

Sep 6, 2017 | Medical Topics, Vaccines and Drugs

Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.  Dr. Kihm has the shots now! We have 3 flu shot types and will give the one appropriate for you.  Come and get it!

  • Who?  Anyone over the age of 6 months.
  • What? The “regular shot” below the age of 65.  High Doe vaccine after the age of 65.
  • When?  Preferably any time before October’s end.
  • Where? Dr. Kihm’s office.
  • Why?  See below!

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. CDC estimates that flu-related hospitalizations since 2010 ranged from 140,000 to 710,000, while flu-related deaths are estimated to have ranged from 12,000 to 56,000. During flu season, flu viruses circulate at higher levels in the U.S. population. (“Flu season” in the United States can begin as early as October and last as late as May.) An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your risk of getting sick with seasonal flu and spreading it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

So come on by for the shot—the life you save could be your own!  Please call for an appointment, 919.471.3351, or just drop by.  By the way, we can vaccinate your family/friends, even if not patients in the practice.

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John. T. Kihm, M.D., F.A.C.P.

3811 N. Roxboro Road – Suite B
Durham, NC 27704

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Wednesday
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