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Published on October 24, 2013

Three Reasons to Get a Flu Shot

Rush-Copley Convenient Care Offers Flu Shot in Sugar Grove

Aurora, IL – Each year approximately 226,000 Americans are hospitalized and more than 36,000 die from influenza and its complications. The elderly, young children and people with certain health conditions are at a higher risk for serious flu complications.

One of the best ways to help avoid the flu is to get a flu vaccination. Here are three reasons why you should get one:

Reason #1: The flu shot is made from killed virus, so that you cannot get flu from the flu shot.

Reason #2: Studies show that the effectiveness of the flu shot has ranged from 70% to 90% when there is a good match between the circulating viruses and those in the vaccine.

Reason #3: A person who contracts flu will start spreading the virus to others one to two days before they actually have their first symptoms and will continue to spread the virus for five to seven days as they talk, cough, and sneeze. Immunization is the best way to prevent getting or spreading flu.

Convenient Flu Shots in Sugar Grove

The flu vaccine is now available – no appointment needed – for everyone ages three years and older at Rush-Copley Convenient Care in Sugar Grove. Learn more

For more information, contact:

Courtney Satlak
Public Relations Manager
630-978-4912
Courtney.Satlak@rushcopley.com

If you need to reach someone after business hours, please call 630-978-6200 and ask the operator to page the marketing representative on call.