This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club. All opinions are 100% mine.
Cold and flu season is upon us. Soon we’ll be hearing about cases of confirmed influenza, but it’s not too late to get your flu shot. Next time you are at Sam’s Club picking up some groceries you can stop in at the pharmacy and get your flu shot too. No appointments are necessary. Just swing by the pharmacy and they’ll get you covered with a flu shot and on your way.
Did you know that every 12 minutes someone age 65 and older dies from the flu. I spend a fair amount of time with my grandmother, she’s in her 80s, I’ll be getting my flu shot and so will Peyton so we can try and keep Grandma safe. If we take care of ourselves, so we are less likely to catch the flu, then we can help Grandma lower her risk to exposure of the flu virus.
Before I had Peyton, I contracted the flu virus. Let me tell you, it was horrible! I have never been so incapacitated as I was when I had influenza. It came on so fast and took me out for 2 weeks! And I was in my 20s, young, strong and healthy and I was still out of work for 2 solid weeks. When I returned to work I remember being exhausted. It took like a full month for me to get my strength and stamina back. I never want to experience that again. More than 300,000 people were hospitalized with flu-related complications in 2015-16 flu season. The flu is much more serious than many people think.
Every year 1 in 5 people get the flu. But you can help yourself not be one of the 1 in 5 by stopping by the pharmacy at Sam’s Club and get a flu shot the next time you are there. It only takes a few moments but the protection will last you all flu season. While you’re there be sure to stock up on some chicken noodle soup and tissues. After all, it is cold and flu season, chances are someone is bringing home a cold so be prepared.
Head to your nearest Sam’s Club, use this handy find a club to locate the closest one to you. Then get your shopping list ready and remember to stop at the pharmacy for your flu shot.