Today marks the beginning of a new series within this blog. Call it “Dear Abby” for those of us in library school (or graduate programs of any kind, really) who are juggling school plus other responsibilities in our lives. So, here’s my two cents. 🙂
Welcome to Flu Season! Don’t let the flu get the best of you this academic year! If you haven’t gotten your flu shot yet, trot to your doctor, pharmacy, or student health center and get it done. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu shot or nasal-spray flu vaccine.
I’ve gotten a flu shot for the last several years, until last year. And guess what! I got knocked out for a week by the flu! I hated missing a whole week of work from something that the flu shot probably would’ve prevented. While the flu shot doesn’t prevent all types and strains of the flu virus, it catches the ones that are expected to circulate.
Wondering where to get a flu shot or nasal-spray flu vaccine? Check out Flu.gov (yes, you read that correctly!) and click on the “Where You Live” tab for the flu vaccine locator. Type in your zip code or U.S. city and state for a list of retail pharmacies in your area that offer the vaccine.
Check out more about what the CDC has to say about the seasonal flu vaccine here.