Flu symptoms can make you feel miserable, but did you know that 20-30% of people carrying the flu virus don’t show symptoms? This is why many health care providers (like doctors, physician’s assistants and nurses) are required to get the flu shot to protect their patients by not spreading the disease.
This is also why it’s beneficial for employers to provide flu shot clinics and to encourage their workforce to get the flu shot. The flu shot extends past protecting yourself—it protects your employees, co-workers, family and community.
Remember, seemingly healthy people can catch the flu, so having the “it can’t happen to me” mentality won’t stop you from catching the virus or spreading it. Also, make sure to get your flu shot every year. Last year’s shot won’t protect you from a new season of different flu strains.