Staying Well During Flu Season

2018-12-11T03:27:59+00:00November 28th, 2016|Categories: Immunizations, Lifestyle, Staying Healthy|Tags: , |

With flu season upon us, it is especially important for you as a chronic kidney disease patient to take precautions to avoid infection. If you are also diabetic, your risk of being hospitalized because of flu increases dramatically.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released comprehensive guidelines about avoiding the flu and staying well during flu season. First and foremost, the CDC recommends the flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older unless told otherwise by a healthcare professional.  It is important to note, you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. If you do contract the flu, one [...]