Benefit from the flu vaccine — and encourage others in your family to do so, too. The flu vaccine can help prevent you from getting sick with the flu in the first place. And in cases when someone who receives the flu vaccine still comes down with the flu, the severity of the illness can be greatly reduced.
By vaccinating yourself, you are also helping to create “herd immunity,” which can help protect more vulnerable members of your family, including infants, seniors and those with chronic illnesses, from becoming ill.
Area children who haven’t yet received the flu vaccine can receive a no-cost flu shot at a teddy bear clinic hosted by Tidelands Health on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Tidelands Health Family Medicine at Holmestown Road in Myrtle Beach. Learn more about the event by going here.