Reminder to Patients, Friends and Family to Help Prevent the Flu

seasonal fluThe flu season is just getting started. Luckily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) latest report for the 2015-2016 flu season, overall flu cases have been fairly low so far this year. But as the winter continues, the CDC estimates that flu cases will rise. Therefore, while Emory Transplant Center employees and faculty have been vaccinated against the flu, this is a good time to remind our patients, family and friends to take preventive action now, and if you have not done so yet, get your flu vaccine. The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent infection and the spread of influenza. It is up to 90 percent effective in healthy people less than 65 years old.

To learn more about the seasonal flu vaccine and a listing of frequently asked questions, visit Emory Healthcare’s seasonal flue vaccine page. Additional information about preventing the seasonal flu and the benefits of vaccination can found on the CDC’s flu prevention website.

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