Parish Library to Host “Fight Flu – Get a Flu Vaccine” Today

The Bienville Parish Library Hosts the Arcadia Family Pharmacy with “Fight Flu – Get a Flu Vaccine!”

The pharmacy technicians and nurses from the Arcadia Family Pharmacy, will be available to administer the flu shot at the Bienville Parish Library – Arcadia Main, located at 2768 Maple Street in Arcadia this morning, October 29, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All you need to bring with you to get the flu shot is your insurance card and valid photo ID!

In case you’re wondering why you should get the influenza vaccine here a few reasons why you should consider getting your flu shot this year:

The flu is more serious than you may realize.

During the average flu season, more than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year for illnesses associated with seasonal influenza virus infections. Certain groups of adults are at higher risk for serious illness and complications from the flu, including: People with asthma and diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. People who are 65 and older, and people with cancer.

The flu vaccine is the most effective way to prevent illness caused by seasonal influenza viruses.

If you receive the flu vaccine it reduces a person’s risk of developing flu-related illness – serious enough to require a doctor’s visit – by 61 percent!

Last year’s flu shot won’t provide adequate protection from the flu this year.

Like any kind of vaccine, your body’s immune response to the vaccine gradually declines, so an annual vaccine is needed to provide a longer-term protection. Second, flu viruses are constantly changing. Each year, the strains covered in the flu vaccine are reviewed and adjusted.

If you would like to register to get a flu shot contact Jackie Cato at 318-263-7410 extension 2405. For more information about the flu shot, and if you are eligible to receive the flu vaccine, contact the Arcadia Family Pharmacy at 318-263-3948 and speak to the pharmacist.

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