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“ Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone over the age of 6 months ( with rare exception ) to help you stay as healthy as possible ,” Dr . Dixon said . “ If you or someone you know begins to notice symptoms . including coughing , sore throat , fever or other upper respiratory symptoms , please see your healthcare provider right away .”
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop and provide protection from the actual virus should a person become exposed to it , according to the Lake Cumberland District Health Department ( LCDHD ).
Flu viruses are changing all the time , which is why we need a shot each year .
Flu season usually runs from October to early May , LCDHD ’ s website says . And , much like the warnings we get about COVID , it is still possible to get the flu even if you have had a vaccination .
For 52 years , Cumberland Nursing and Rehab has been a provider of choice for Pulaski and surrounding counties in both short-term rehabilitation and long-term care . Dana Brown , Community Liaison , is available to discuss your specifi c rehabilitation needs and walk you through our admissions process . Make sure to check out our website and visit us on Facebook .
Cumberland Nursing & Rehabilitation
200 Norfl eet Dr | Somerset , KY 42501 | 606.678.5104
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