In a typical year, flu kills an average of 37,000 Americans, according to the CDC. Still, only about approximately 40 percent of people get a flu shot each year.
“Get a flu shot to help protect yourself, your loved ones, your family and your community against flu,” Dr. Dhir says.
Dr. Dhir says the flu shot is recommended for patients with diabetes. People with certain chronic medical conditions such as diabetes should not get the nasal spray.
Schedule your flu shot today by calling 1-866-TIDELANDS or attend a walk-in flu shot clinic. Click here for more information, including times and locations.
If you start to notice flu-like symptoms such as cough, sore throat, body aches or nausea, avoid contact with others and contact your health care provider or 1-866-TIDELANDS.