Tips for Preventing Flu This Season
The medical community encourages healthy lifestyle practices such as frequent hand washing and nutritious eating habits for flu prevention. As this video explains, though, the elderly community should also consider flu vaccinations.
Most children and adults are encouraged to get annual flu vaccinations, but the older segment of the population can especially benefit from this preventative measure. Of those who succumb to flu-related complications each year, most of them are individuals who are age 65 and older. However, all seniors with Medicare coverage can receive complimentary flu vaccinations during each flu season. This feature of Medicare health insurance could save the lives of thousands of elderly insurance recipients each fall and winter.
Have you received your flu vaccination yet? If not, call Regional Medical Center of San Jose at (408) 259-4000 to schedule an appointment.