Within 3 days of contracting influenza, adults with cardiovascular
disease are 10 times more likely to suffer a heart attack
and 8 times more likely to suffer their first stroke.
Patients with Diabetes
Patients with diabetes are 3 times more likely to be hospitalized due to influenza and 4 times more likely to be admitted to the ICU.
Patients with COPD
Patients with COPD are at a high risk of being hospitalized due to influenza.
Older patients with pre-existing conditions are at a higher risk of developing serious complications from the flu.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that during the 2018-2019 flu season:
An estimated 46,000 children were hospitalized with flu-related complications and 144 children
died from the flu. Of the 144 total pediatric deaths, nearly 50% of the children who died from
the flu were otherwise healthy.
A flu vaccination is the best way to protect your child from getting the flu.
It is estimated that during the 2018–2019 flu season, the flu vaccine helped prevent more than 37,000 hospitalizations in adults aged 50+.
Getting the flu vaccination
can save your life.
Contact your provider today to schedule a visit.