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Six Feet, 48 Hours, 10 Days: How to Avoid Flu via The Wall Street Journal

Posted on January 11, 2019 and filed under Flu Vaccine, In The News

Cases of the flu spiked across the U.S. in December. Even in a mild year, influenza kills as many as 12,000 people in the U.S., even more alarming, a bad year can cause as many as 56,000 deaths.

The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent yourself from catching or spreading the flu. Right now we are offering free flu shots with no appointment needed when you bring in this coupon or coupon code: COUFF.

A new post from The Wall Street Journal outlines numbers to keep in mind this flu season.

Three to six feet: The distance at which flu may spread from one person to another.

24 to 48 hours: The length of time you may be sick without knowing it.

Four: This is how many flu strains the World Health Organization recommends to include in the vaccine.

10 days to two weeks: How long it takes for your body to recognize its been inoculated with a vaccine.

60%…or less: People who get a flu shot are 60% less likely to get sick in a good year, but the level of protection may be much lower.

One-and-a-half: The flu’s reproduction number, which is an estimate how far and quickly it will spread.

Read the entire article from The Wall Street Journal here (subscription needed).

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