The 2011 flu season is heating up now. Have you had your flu shot yet? Nope? You're not alone. We recently polled our RealAge Facebook fans, and nearly half said they'll skip the flu shot this year.
These results surprised us, because getting the shot is the single best way for nearly everyone to prevent the flu, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
So, what's stopping you? Here are six common excuses, and why you should reconsider:
1. I'm healthy
The flu vaccine is
especially important for high-risk people - pregnant women, young kids, older folks, and anyone with a compromised immune system. But the rest of us need it, too. Having the shot will prevent you from wasting precious vacation days being sick with the flu or (worse!) going to work sick and sharing the virus to your coworkers.
2. I had a flu shot last year.
Smart move! Get another one this year. The vaccine is reformulated annually to protect against strains of the flu virus Read More »from No Excuses! 6 Reasons You Need a Flu Shot This Year