Why is it so important to get a flu shot?


Every year in the U.S., more than 310,000 are hospitalized due to the flu.  Brian Carlson doesn’t want to be one of them, so he rolled up his sleeve on Midday.

Smith’s Pharmacist Jaime Montuoro says flu shots not only prevent illness from the flu, but they also reduce the risk of serious complications, like being hospitalized.  Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body, which provide protection against infection.

Health care experts recommend a yearly vaccination as the best protection against the flu.

Visit your nearest Smith’s Food & Drug store Pharmacy and talk with your pharmacist.

As part of their ‘One Shot, One Meal’ partnership with Feeding America, for each flu shot administered at a Smith’s pharmacy until April 1, 2018 Smith’s will donate a meal to the Utah Food Bank.


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