Oops! Click Regenerate Content below to try generating this section again.
Get a flu shot.
You can get a flu shot from your doctor, pharmacy, or other health care provider. Flu shots are safe and effective at preventing the flu virus. They’re also the best way to protect yourself, your family, and your community from getting sick with the flu.
Flu shots contain two types of influenza viruses: one that comes from animals (the “inactivated” vaccine) and another that comes from humans (the “live” vaccine). Each year CDC recommends one or more vaccines based on levels of circulating viruses in the United States, including data on how well they work against circulating strains observed in earlier seasons.*
The most common side effects are pain at the injection site; redness or swelling at the injection site; headache; tiredness; muscle aches; sore throat; cough with mucus discharge; runny nose; fever above 101 degrees F (38 C), but usually less than 103 degrees F (39 C); chills.
Find a designated driver.
You can get a designated driver by asking your friends, family, and coworkers if they would be willing to drive you home after drinking. This is not a replacement for having a sober driver at all times, but it will help ensure that you get home safely in case of an emergency or accident.
If someone offers to drive you home after drinking, don’t accept the offer of a ride until they have been cleared by their employer or coach (if applicable).
Don’t drink and drive.
If you’re planning on drinking and driving, it’s best to think twice. While some people may be able to handle their alcohol consumption while they drive, the risk is too significant for most people. It can lead to injury or death and can also result in serious legal problems if you get caught by the police.
In addition to these risks, drinking and driving are illegal in most states and countries worldwide (including New York), so there’s no reason why anyone should do this when they could walk away without any penalties!
Don’t take risks that put others at risk.
You can get 100 points in the Vaccination 101 section by putting yourself at risk and risking the health of others.
Check in with your doctor to ensure you’re up to date on your shots.
Protecting your health is essential, so ensure you’re vaccinated!
Vaccines are essential, safe, and effective. They’re also necessary to protect the health of you and your family.
The above links are not intended to promote any specific product or service. They are provided as a content resource for promoting awareness of the importance of immunizations and use as part of a balanced lifestyle. Physician/medical advice should be taken by consulting your healthcare provider. Please take care in choosing vitamin brands and products; an alternative site is suggested where you can research and buy vitamins safely. Also, avoid supplements that include herbs or other ingredients that may harm your health if consumed regularly over a long period.