I’ve never had the flu and flu vaccines don’t always work, so why should I bother getting vaccinated?
Again, getting the flu vaccine really makes a difference. Most importantly, it can keep you out of the hospital and it reduces your chance of getting seriously ill or dying from the flu.
“Any vaccine against the flu is better than no vaccine against the flu,” said Kathleen Ryan, M.D., UF College of Medicine department of pediatrics chief of infectious diseases. “Everybody, 6 months and older, every year, regardless of being healthy or not, should get the flu vaccine.”
At UF Health, we’re committed to keeping our community healthy and safe.
“It is important for the health care givers here at UF Health and our community to be as healthy as possible. An aspect of health is preventive medicine, and I consider immunizations to be part of the arsenal of prevention,” Lossius said.
We appreciate everyone’s help in sharing information — and reducing any misinformation — about flu this season. Please visit Flu Central on the Bridge intranet portal to learn more about flu prevention and our vaccination policies for this upcoming flu season.