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Tips to Prevent Illness

Prepare for flu season and information on who should get a flu shot.

Take Steps to Prevent Illness

The following health tips are provided as part of Riverside Medical Center’s ongoing commitment to the health of our community.

Prepare for the Flu Season

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately five to 20 percent of U.S. residents contract the flu every year. The most effective way to prevent the flu is vaccination. The best time for a flu shot is October or November, but you can benefit from the vaccination throughout the flu season which generally peaks in late December to early March.

Who Should Get a Flu Shot

Flu shots are suggested for most everyone, but the CDC recommends that the following groups in particular should receive the vaccine, including: