Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Poll: Get Ready for Flu readers receive their flu vaccinations

A big thanks goes out to everyone who took part in our first-ever flu vaccination poll. Almost 400 people took our blog poll during December, with the vast majority of people -- 79 percent -- reporting that they have received their seasonal flu shot.

We'd like to claim credit for so many people going out and getting vaccinated, but it's really you, our readers, who deserve the accolades. So kudos on getting your shots! You took an important step toward protecting your health, the health of your family and ultimately, your community. Give yourself a round of applause!

As for you other 21 percent, here is some food for thought: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity increased in the United States in late December. Other than Vermont, every state that submitted surveillance data to CDC reported some seasonal flu activity, with Florida, Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama reporting widespread flu cases. Chances are seasonal flu is out there in your community right now. Even more reason why you still should get your flu vaccination.

Haven't taken our poll yet? You can do so now by visiting the top right corner of this blog.

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