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Gulf Coast Healthy Living Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3 - Healthy Lives Powered by Baptist Health Care
Now is the Time to Plan for Flu Season
So pull out your calendar and make your plan for avoiding the flu this year. The team from Healthy Lives™ Powered by Baptist Health Care can keep you on track.
For two years now, Healthy Lives™ has been helping members in the community become and stay healthy. A key component to staying healthy is preparing for flu season early by keeping your immune system strong and getting your flu shot. The team advises everyone, young, old and in-between, to get a flu shot as soon as the vaccine is available. That way it has time to take effect before you’re exposed to germs. The goal is to protect yourself as well as to protect others. If you have been around someone with the virus, you have the potential to spread it to others, including the elderly and infants who may have weaker immune systems.
If you need a flu shot, we encourage you to see a Baptist Medical Group primary care physician at one of their many locations throughout the Gulf Coast. Some offices even welcome walk-ins and may be able to provide vaccinations without a scheduled appointment, including at the Baptist Urgent Care office at 9400 University Parkway in Pensacola and Baptist Medical Group Family Medicine & Walk-in Care office at 8888 Navarre Parkway in Navarre. Go ahead and mark your calendar to be sure you are protected.
A few more tips to keep well:
- Fortify your immune system with plenty of sleep.
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Start a regular exercise routine while the weather is warm.
Lean on the Healthy Lives team. They can offer health coaching to members of the community seeking a wellness plan that will help stave off illness. Call 850.469.6903 or visit eBaptistHealthCare.org/HealthyLives to learn how you can join this popular wellness program before flu season descends once again.