Monday, December 12, 2011

Flu Shot

I just spent the last 5 days miserable with the flu. I have one thing to say to anyone reading this post... get a flu shot.

This is what I went through.... fever, chills, aches, cough and sore throat, and nausea. Yuck. AND, I was taking care of 3 kids while feeling this way. Yuck, Yuck. OK, enough self-pity, although most people are ill for only a few days – me - influenza sometimes leads to more serious illness, such as pneumonia. Influenza-related illness, including pneumonia, causes approximately 36,000 deaths in the United States each year. Here in New York City, influenza causes an estimated 1,100 deaths, and respiratory infections cause more than 2,000. has got some pages dedicated to educating about the flu. You will learn everything you need to know to NOT get this illness. If you find it difficult to make an appointment with your doctor, then go to Rite Aid, Duane Reade or Walgreens. Duane Reade and Walgreens are competitively priced at $31.99 for the shot; Rite Aid is the most economical at $27.99 for Flu Shot - $39.99 for FluMist (for those who don’t like needles, you can get the vaccine sprayed up your nose) - $55 for High Dose & $64.99 for Pneumo shot.

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