San Tan Valley Area Information

2 minutes reading time (321 words)

Widow warns others about the danger of not getting a flu shot

Widow warns others about the danger of not getting a flu shot

"To see my strong, healthy husband in pain and restrained so he wouldn't pull out the respirator, and with tubes in every orifice of his body, and heavily sedated, it was a nightmare," said Rasmussen.

A month after Paul was admitted to the hospital, he died.

He did not receive a flu shot.

On Monday, Lisa shared her heartbreaking story during a flu awareness event in Mesa.

She's made it her mission to tell everyone about the importance of getting a flu shot.

"Please get a flu vaccine," said Rasmussen. "Challenge your friends, your family and co-workers to do the same. Flu kills. It doesn't care who you are, or how healthy you are."

Every year, between 5 percent and 20 percent of Arizonans get the flu, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, forcing more than 4,000 people to the hospital.

Health officials claim that getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself from getting the flu and potentially spreading it on to others.

"It's especially important because people who are infected with the flu, a lot of them don't even know it," said Dr. Rebecca Sunenshine, medical director with Maricopa County's Department of Public Health. "They can have symptoms and continue to spread the disease."

A number of free flu vaccination clinics are offering free flu shots this week.

Vaccine for Children's Clinic
Wednesday, Oct. 11
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Superstition Springs Center
6555 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa AZ

Henderson Hughes Health Fair
Saturday, Oct. 14
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
101 W. Main Street, Mesa AZ

For more information on other free clinics visit www.stopthespreadAZ.org.

Consumer Alert: Beware of barcode fraud
PCSO: Shooting at house in San Tan Valley
 

Comments

No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Guest
Sunday, 15 December 2019
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

15 Dec
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS: American Idol Edition
Date 12.15.2019 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Stay Informed!

Get the the latest news, events, business info and more sent directly to your inbox, for FREE, by subscribing to any or all of our newsletters!
santanvalley_logo_17.png
SanTanValley.com is your #1 resource for anything in and around San Tan Valley, AZ.  Focusing on uniting and promoting all that San Tan Valley has to offer for our visitors and residents, SanTanValley.com provides you with local area information & events, local business information, travel ideas, news, traffic alerts, deals, and more!


© 2019, SanTanValley.com is owned & operated by MyBizNow LLC. All Rights Reserved. Material displayed is not to be used without written permission by SanTanValley.com representatives. You may not reproduce or communicate any of the content on this website, including articles, content, images and files downloadable from this website, without the written permission of SanTanValley.com representatives. Opinions and comments posted by viewers do not reflect the opinions of SanTanValley.com.

Search