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#4 - Get Regular Immunizations


Ten Keys to Healthy Living - #4 - Get Regular Immunizations Influenza is responsible for about 36,000 deaths annually, while pneumonia is responsible for about 40,000 deaths. All adults over 50 are encouraged to be immunized to prevent flu, pneumonia, and hepatitis B, along with measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus and diphtheria.

Seasonal Flu
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Ten Keys to Healthy Living - #4 - Get Regular Immunizations

 

Additional resources:

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) provide information to the public regarding the upcoming flu season. Visit their web site for the most current facts about the flu: http://www.cdc.gov/flu/

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institutes of Health