Your holiday gift list got longer by 5.3 Million people and it won't cost you a cent.
During this season of giving, we all choose to do a little extra for our family and friends. We even reach out to strangers through food drives, coat donations and volunteering. But what if we up the ante? How would you like to give a gift to not only yourself but also another 5.3 million people or more? Well, now you can!
What is this miraculous gift, you ask? It's the flu shot. Not as miraculous sounding as you had hoped? Well, wait. There's more.
We all know the flu transmits from person to person and it can be quite a terrible sickness to get. The flu vaccine blocks the pathways between people. Every vaccinated person protects both themselves and others by stopping the virus from spreading. And the more people who are vaccinated, the better.
This article states that the "U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that people who got the flu vaccine in 2016-2017 helped prevent 5.3 million cases of flu. Preventing millions of people from suffering and thousands from dying is a major success worth celebrating, but we could be doing so much more if everyone got vaccinated."
So, get the shot. Stay healthy by reducing your risk of getting or sharing the flu and give your entire community a holiday gift this year! Now your gift list is complete.