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As a full-time husband, father, and small business owner, it is imperative that I make my family’s health as a top priority. This is why last fall, I made the decision to get my COVID booster and annual flu shot. I choose to vaccinate not only for myself, but for my entire family and community. The flu and COVID-19 vaccines are proven to be safe and effective for people ages six months and up. You can protect yourself and your family from the flu by making sure to get up to date on vaccinations. It’s not too late!
According to the CDC, flu season in the United States usually occurs in the fall and winter. While influenza viruses spread year-round, most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February. While our family has managed to stay healthy through the winter months, February is always a busy month for our family. Most of my siblings, many other family members, and myself share birthdays in February. I still don’t know how the shortest month of the year got so many birthdays. But from the first day of the month through the last day, there is a birthday or fun day to celebrate in February. While family, friends, and fun are all incredible things to look forward to in February, this also means the risk of getting sick with the flu is more likely. This is why we take the proactive approach to staying safe. We self-check symptoms more often, stay home when sick, wear a mask when in unfamiliar public spaces, and wash our hands.
Thankfully for my family and I when we started feeling sick, I knew that I could trust I Vaccinate MI to provide the real science and medical research to answer all my questions. If you have any questions on fighting the flu, check out IVaccinate.org for more information.