Flu season is upon us. Hopefully, you’ve heard the PSA’s (Public Safety Announcements) asking everyone
to get their flu vaccination and you’ve received your vaccination.
Some years back, I was so busy that every time I thought about getting my flu shot for that year, I was doing something else or the drug stores weren’t open. I did make it to my drugstore once but they were out of the vaccine and I never got to return.
Come late January I remember thinking I may have dodged the bullet, but soon after I felt a cold coming on and then it turned bad.
Many a person mistook a bad cold as the flu but as I soon found out; if you really catch the flu, you’ll
know the difference. I literally saw my mortality; I was so ill and out of work for an entire week. If it hadn’t been for one of my managers handling the business I don’t know what I could have done.
Please do not put off getting the flu vaccine. For some, it could mean life or death.
Here are a few benefits of the flu vaccine.
No vaccine is 100% effective so if by chance you do get the flu the symptoms and duration of the flu will be much less.
The flu vaccine has been proven to lessen the chances of contracting the common cold, and like above if you do catch that cold it should be lesser than the cold without the vaccine.
Studies have shown there is a direct cost/benefit to companies who have paid to have their employees vaccinated, with a healthier workforce and families they go home to.
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By Don M. McNulty, MBT AT- OSHA, MTC ©COPYRIGHT 2018