JAMA Article: October 2013; Harvard Medical School, October 23, 2013
Thousands of patients die of influenza infection and complications it causes each year. Less than 50% of high risk patients over 65 are vaccinated. Life threatening complications of Flu include pneumonia, heart attack and stroke. All Cardiac patients should ask to be vaccinated!
Vaccine lowers the odds of having a major events like heart attack and stroke, including death by nearly a third over the following year.
The annual influenza vaccine does more than prevent the flu. It also prevents complications associated with the flu such as pneumonia and hospitalization.
Get vaccinated as soon as possible!
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