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Top Five Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

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Fall is my favorite time of year in Maine because there are so many things to enjoy! The weather cools down, the leaves change color and it’s prime time for apple picking. As much as I love autumn, it also means cold and flu season is just around the corner. Of course, I want to minimize the chance of anyone in my family getting sick, so I always schedule everyone in my household to get their annual flu shot at Sam’s Club.

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While preventing illness is a priority, there are a number of reasons it is important that people get vaccinated against influenza. Check out these Top Five Reasons to Get a Flu Shot.

Top Five Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

1. The Flu Shot Can Prevent People from Getting the Flu

As I mentioned, preventing the flu is a number one priority. A great way to do this is by getting a flu shot.

2. The Flu Shot May Reduce the Spread of the Flu

Getting the flu vaccine, not only protects us, but it can protect the people around us from getting the virus.

3. The Flu Shot Can Help Minimize Symptoms

When vaccinated people do get the flu, they may experience less severe symptoms than unvaccinated people.

4. The Flu Shot Can Decrease Risk of Hospitalization

Because the flu shot may help to minimize symptoms in individuals, it can also decrease the risk of hospitalization.

5. The Flu Shot Can Save Your Life

While most people that get the flu recover from it, people do die every year from the flu virus. Getting the flu shot may reduce the risk of death from the flu.

Standing in front os sign a Sam's Club Pharmacy.

The Flu Shot at Sam’s Club

As I mentioned above, I scheduled my entire family to get their flu vaccine at Sam’s Club! It is so convenient to book an appointment online for the pharmacy with the user-friendly scheduling tool. In fact, my family and I were able to get our shots one right after the other. With our insurance, we had a zero-dollar co-pay!

Front of Sams Club

While I was at the pharmacy, I also picked up some prescriptions for myself. I love that Sam’s Club members can get discounted rates and save money on prescriptionstoo!

Standing in front of Sam's Club Pharmacy.

Other Ways to Prevent the Flu

While getting the flu shot is a key way to prevent the flu and help reduce spread of the virus, there are other basic things that we can also do. For example, washing hands frequently and/or using hand sanitizer throughout the day is very important! So, while I was at Sam’s Club, I stocked up on Member’s Mark antibacterial soap and hand sanitizer. I also purchased some other cold and flu season essentials like tissues and cold medicine. I am so thankful for my Sam’s Club membership, it is such a timesaver to be able to take care of so many things in one place!

Photo of Sam's Club card

So Tell Me…

How do you stay healthy during cold and flu season? Do you get an annual flu vaccine? Did you know that you can get a flu shot at Sam’s Club?

Thank you so much for stopping by. As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below. Have a great week!

Immunization sign at Sam's Club.

joy abou zeid

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Wonderful reminder 🤍 getting vaccinated is always so important!

Stephanie Rose de Jesus

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

These days anything that can keep us from getting sick is good thing to have.

Heather @ US Japan Fam

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

I've been dragging my feet on this one, but my kids are back in school this year so yeah, I think it's time for us to all go ahead and get it!! Thank you for the nudge!

Marta

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Getting vaccinated is essential to preventing the spread of disease. Great post.

Edith Aguirre

Wednesday 20th of October 2021

Flu season is upon us, this is a great reminder to be on top of our health.