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Flu Shots and the Elderly

- Friday, November 19, 2010
Your friends at Spring Arbor Living need you to realize that seasonal influenza (as opposed to pandemic flu) traditionally takes its biggest toll among the oldest and frailest members of society. Of the 36,000 estimated deaths flu-related deaths in the United States each year, the vast majority occur in those over the age of 65.

There is widespread debate about the health benefit of administering flu vaccine to the elderly.  So we offer this simple advice for all of our assisted living residents of Spring Arbor Living. Seek and heed the advice of your physician.  You continue his or her medical service because they have earned your trust.  So trust them to advise you wisely on this widely debated topic.

And seek out their trust sooner than later.  This is the best advice we can give.