Amount of Hospitalized Flu Patients on the Rise in Connecticut
Taking care of your health and your families health should be a top priority. Don't scoff at the need to be diligent in the face of influenza.
Less than a week ago I wrote about why it's not too late to do a very important thing this Winter.
Now comes the news that we should be paying more attention to taking care of business when it comes to our health. The Connecticut Department of Health put out a press release on Jan. 12th urging residents to get a flu shot, especially the older population.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) today announced that this year’s flu virus has thus far been particularly severe among people aged 65 and older, with that age group accounting for 70 percent of all patients who have been hospitalized with influenza. In addition, DPH reports:
A steep increase in the number of Connecticut residents who have been hospitalized with influenza over the past 5 weeks.
Dr. Raul Pino, who is the DPH Commissioner went on to say:
The protection provided by a flu shot against contracting the virus or at a bare minimum lessening the severity and duration of the illness if you get the flu cannot be understated. I strongly recommend anyone who has not yet received the flu vaccine to get one as soon as possible. It is not too late to protect yourself from what is looking to be a particularly strong flu season
Bottom line, even if you're not concerned for yourself, you might want to make sure your parents or grandparents pay attention.
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