Influenza vaccinations could prevent thousands of deaths from heart disease. Since research shows that flu can trigger heart attacks, "if people can recognize that the flu vaccine has specific cardioprotective effects, then high-risk people will be more likely to make sure that they receive the influenza vaccine every year."—Mohammad Madjid, MD, a senior research scientist at Texas Heart Institute.
February is not too late to get the flu vaccine. According to the federal government website, flu.gov, "flu season can begin as early as October and can occur as late as May. Flu vaccine given in December, January, or even later can still be effective in preventing the flu."
Should I get a flu shot? — response by Dr. James T. Willerson
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February is American Heart Month