Thank a Veteran by Getting Your Flu Shot

My husband is a veteran. He served 20+ years in the Air Force, is now retired and has moved on to another career all together. But his service to our country is very much a part of his life, meaning then, both our lives.

I am so very proud of the man my husband became from that service! He lived in five countries across the globe, and saw parts of life on this planet that most of us will never experience or even know about. His understanding of people and cultures, no matter where or how they live, is broad and respectful. He retains a handful of friendships with his fellow service members even these many years later.

So how do you show the veteran you love, just how much you love him? Why not make sure he or she stays as healthy as possible?

Make an appointment for you, and the veteran you love, to get a flu shot!

Even if you don’t know a veteran, even if you think you aren’t at risk of getting the flu yourself, understanding the concept of “herd immunity” will help you understand why your flu shot is so vitally important.

Learn more about herd immunity — and why Veteran’s Day is a great time to make plans for your flu vaccination.

You may save a life, whether it belongs to you or a veteran or someone else you care about.

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3 thoughts on “Thank a Veteran by Getting Your Flu Shot”

  1. Yes, yes, yes! My wife and I just had a baby girl. My wife was in the military for 8 years before she met me and decided she wanted to be a mom more 🙂

    Anyhow, we went together to get flu shots to keep little Shelly from getting sick.

    Stay vaccinated…stay healthy!

  2. My husband is a disabled veteran and I have Epstein Barr so I really appreciate this reminder. I just checked and found out our local community library is offering flu shots on 11/24, so we’ll be there.

  3. I don’t think that you are empowering patients by giving them the wrong information.

    For example, your reference to herd immunity is erroneous: if the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) can only predict the strains of flu that may be circulating the following year and often miss the reality by a mile (in the 2007-2008 season, the Brisbane strain and the Florida strain were not included in vaccine). The CDC finally admitted that the vaccine for that season was only 44% effective.

    Also, since the flu viruses mutate so rapidly; the reason why pharmaceutical companies produce different vaccines yearly, how can you develop a herd immunity which implies an ongoing immunity for all?

    You need to check your facts…

    There are more effective ways to avoid the flu and it is these methods in which people need to be educated. But of course that wouldn’t profit the pharma/medical industry in North America and Europe.

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