How Flu Vaccines Can Impact Families Is Discussed in New Article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County

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Community Health Center of Snohomish County joins the annual debate about the safety and efficacy of flu vaccines in their most recent article in which they provide information about the use and safety of the immunizations.

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Getting a flu shot is the best way to prevent the spread of the influenza virus this winter.

Keeping our families and communities safe is the goal of every parent and all of our staff here at Community Health Center of Snohomish County.

A newly released article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County provides an overview of the influenza virus that will soon be spreading across the United States during the annual flu season.

The article begins with a brief explanation of what the influenza virus is and how it manifests its symptoms. It reminds families that children under the age of 5, adults over the age of 65, and those suffering from chronic diseases, such as heart and lung diseases, asthma, or diabetes, are at higher risk of developing complications from catching the flu virus.

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While everyone can catch the flu virus, these at-risk individuals are more likely to develop severe cases or complications such as pneumonia or bronchitis. Such complications can lead to hospitalization, according to the article.

The article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County also discusses the safety and possible side effects of a flu immunization. They state that those with current chronic medical conditions should consult their physician before getting the flu vaccine.

Pregnant woman and those consistently interacting with those who are at risk should strongly consider getting a flu vaccine as well, since they could be carriers and infect others with the virus.

“Keeping our families and communities safe and healthy is the goal of every parent and all of our staff here at Community Health Center of Snohomish County. Getting a flu vaccine is the best way that we can all work together to protect ourselves from this disease. This is why we offer flu immunizations for everyone in the community,” they conclude.

About Community Health Center of Snohomish County
Community Health Center of Snohomish County (CHC) is a non-profit primary health care facility; providing medical, dental and pharmacy services to more than 37,000 Snohomish County residents. CHC operates out of five clinics in Arlington, Edmonds, Everett-North, Everett-South and Lynnwood. CHC opened its doors in 1983 to serve the uninsured and underserved populations in Snohomish County and they continue to do that today. CHC provides care to those who are uninsured and those on private, State or Federal health plans.

For more information contact:
Mallory Lisk
Community Relations Manager
Community Health Center of Snohomish County
425.789.3720
8609 Evergreen Way
Everett, WA 98208

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