Millions of people get a flu vaccine in the fall as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Medical Association and other professional medical groups. But many people don’t, believing it doesn’t work or will make them sick.
If you’re thinking about skipping a flu shot this season, Madai Chardon-Borrero, MD, a primary care physician at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, encourages you to reconsider. Here are five reasons why.
Children 6 months or older and most adults should get vaccinated against the flu annually. Flu season usually starts in October and can last until May, so it is important to get vaccinated early. “Getting the shot is the single best way for nearly everyone to prevent the flu,” says Dr. Chardon-Borrero.
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MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
The Primary Care Center is located on the 2nd floor of the hospital.
Patient appointment hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
We are closed on major holidays.
Free blood pressure checks are offered every Tuesday afternoon 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for established patients.