The holiday gift of health
December 12, 2011
The holiday season is a very busy time. But there’s one gift you can give – to yourself and the people you care for – that only takes a few minutes. And you can get it while you’re shopping.
It’s a flu vaccination, and you can get it at a lot of places, including malls, drug stores and supermarkets, as well as doctor’s offices. It protects you, and helps to keep you from infecting others.
Surgeon General Regina Benjamin:
``Anyone age six months or older can receive a vaccination, including pregnant women. And there’s a new high-dose vaccine for older Americans.’’ (8 seconds)
There are some choices – the standard shot, a new version with a shorter needle, and a nasal spray.
``When you think about it, your flu vaccination is the nicest holiday gift. It’s the gift of health.’’ (5 seconds)
Learn more at hhs.gov.