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Getting the Flu Shot: Can it be Dangerous?
By: California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine on October 10, 2015, 7:53 pm
So here's the dilemma that many people in the San Fernando Valley and throughout Southern California face every winter: to get or not to get the flu shot.
Let's weigh out our options and you can be the judge.
Who should get the flu shot?
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), everyone over the age of 6 months should be getting the flu vaccine every season. There are certain individuals who are at a higher risk for flu-related complications, including:
What can I do?
Prevention is the key. Functional medicine focuses on keeping our bodies healthy, building a strong immune system, so that the body can fight off seasonal flu and cold before illness occurs.
If you're interested in creating an optimal health and longevity game plan to prepare for the upcoming flu season, Dr. Kurtz at the California Center of Longevity & Functional Medicine in Woodland Hills, can help you get started. Fellowship trained in both Integrative and Functional Medicine, Dr. Kurtz is a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and The Institute for Functional Medicine. To schedule a consultation, please contact us at 818-346-1440