If you’re having chemotherapy treatment, should you get a flu shot? I was recently asked this, and the answer’s yes. It’s important for cancer survivors to prepare for the flu season.
If you have a current or past diagnosis of cancer, you may be at higher risk for complications if you get the flu. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot every year.
As a cancer survivor, you should receive the seasonal flu shot, not the nasal spray vaccine. Remind your family to also get the flu shot as this will also reduce your risk of being exposed to the virus from others around you.
Flu symptoms include:
Here are a few tips for protection:
It’s important to protect yourself during the flu season. Use common sense, pay attention to any flu-like symptoms and most importantly, get your flu shot for added protection. Have you had your flu shot this season?
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