Well, here we are again…flu season. The time of the year which is masked by holidays and family gatherings. Behind every bite of turkey, with every opening of presents, and with every NYE kiss, we are in a constant battle with the dreaded flu.
And we all ask ourselves, “Should I get a Flu Shot?”
Even with a higher resistance to the flu shot, the CDC is still recommending that, “All persons aged 6 months and older are recommended for annual vaccination, with rare exception.”
The CDC is also emphasizing the importance of two specific antivirals, at the earliest detection that you may have the flu, oseltamivir (Tamiflu®) and zanamivir (Relenza®).
Being that these two specific medications are brand name drugs, they can be quite expensive. Hopefully none of us get the flu, but unfortunately it doesn’t sound like that is the case.If you lack coverage for these prescriptions this year, be sure to use your Doc Discounts card to save money. Until then, lets start a proactive campaign to wash our hands often, eat healthy, sleep well, and possibly even wear the mask! #FightTheFlu
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