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Every weekend my family & I head over to Sam’s club to do our weekly household shopping. I know that as a Sam’s Club member I can purchase quality fruits, veggies and lean cuts of meat to keep my family healthy. But today I’m home from work taking care of my little guy who has the sickies. Missing work is not fun, especially since I work in healthcare full-time. Irony, yes!
Today at work I received a phone call from my son’s school letting me know that she is showing signs of a cold. Since cold and flu season is among us, I had a feeling that I would not be able to make it to work tomorrow.
Once my son arrived home from school, I left work and went straight to Sam’s Club. While I could have visited a drug store instead, most Sam’s Club locations have a pharmacy, offer flu vaccinations and have a large variety of cold and flu products.
I buy everything in bulk which means less after-work grocery stops and saves my family money. I picked up some cold medication, a large bottle of hand sanitizer and other goodies to recharge my little guy.
Although I hate to miss work (my family depends on two incomes) I know making sure my little guy is 100% before he returns home is a must! Avoiding cold and flu season is hard to do but we can take precaution by vaccinating this season. National Influenza Vaccination Week takes place December 7 – 13 and since a flu vaccination is good for the entire flu season, it’s best to receive your flu shot in the fall before peak season in January or February.
I know some people do not believe the flu shot is effective or can “make you sick” but working in healthcare I know how vital the flu shot is for me and my family. It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body and begin to protect you against influenza virus infection. My coworkers and I need to protect our patients, family members and each other this winter.
Another way you can keep your family healthy this cold and flu season is by downloading the Healthy Living Made Simple App available on your Iphone or Ipad. The Sam’s Club Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine and App offers users informational health and wellness articles, tips on flu Season Preparation and much more.
The Healthy Living Made Simple App is free of charge as is the online Healthy Living Made Simple Magazine. Plus you can learn more about health screenings at your local Sam’s Club Pharmacy.
Next time you are at Sam’s Club don’t forget to visit the Sam’s Club Pharmacy aisle where you can find the products you need to keep you healthy this cold and flu season. If you’re like me, add some fruits and veggies to your cart and say “bye bye” to the sickies and hello to healthy living.
How do you keep healthy during cold and flu season?