Dignity Health | hello Healthy | Summer 2019

Nonprofit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Merced, CA Permit No. 1186 1800 N. California St. Stockton, CA 95204-6019 If you’re wondering if your child really needs a flu shot, consider these facts: Why kids need a flu vaccine Flu shots and nasal spray flu vaccines are both options for vaccination. When and how to vaccinate Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Getting vaccinated against the flu is the best way to prevent it. Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine every year. Children younger than 5 years old and those with long-term health problems like asthma and diabetes are at HIGH RISK OF FLU- RELATED COMPLICATIONS. Those include pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus and ear infections. The flu is MORE DANGEROUS to kids than the common cold. Every year millions of kids get sick with the flu, THOUSANDS ARE HOSPITALIZED from it, and some even die from the flu. Join us! St. Joseph’s Cancer Awareness Fair Wednesday, Oct. 23 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Main Lobby | Dignity Health – St. Joseph’s Medical Center 1800 N. California St., Stockton Learn more at StJosephsCares.org/Wellness .