Flu shot and flex, babes. Who else has gotten their flu shot? If you haven't, go and get it ASAP. Why now? Because the vaccine takes up to 6 weeks to fully form antibodies and prepare your immune system to fight off the influenza virus. Although there are already documented cases of influenza being reported, and even a toddler who died from it this last week (if you're interested in the stats, tracking cases and casualties, go to @cdcgov or https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm). Flu season is considered in full swing sometime around the holidays through February and even early March, but it's already out there. So the longer you wait, the more at risk you become of being exposed. Insurance covers it, and it's NOT expensive. Remember, you CANNOT get the flu from the flu vaccine, influenza is a dangerous, volatile respiratory virus that lands even healthy adults in the hospital for severe dehydration, seizures secondary to electrolyte imbalance from vomiting, inability to eat or drink, and prolonged high fevers. And secondary infections like a bacterial pneumonia and even sepsis...because influenza viruses are mean motherfuckers who want to kick your ass every which way until you die, AND they want you to give it to others. Another reason why...we use the term "herd immunity"...in other words, it's NOT ALL ABOUT YOU. It's about not getting sick and exposing that pregnant woman you sat next to at Starbucks, your best friend's baby or young children who don't have the immune system response you do, or those who CAN'T because of chronic illnesses that compromise their immune system...kidney disease dialysis patients, diabetics, elderly folks, autoimmune disease sufferers like lupus, fibromyalgia, chronic Lyme disease, HIV, people who have had their spleen removed, the many folks battling cancer...you never know who around you is at very high risk of infection and death if you expose them to it (coughing, wiping your nose, not washing your hands regularly). So get your flu shot, protect yourself and in turn save lives by preventing others from exposure...get off Instagram and get your flu shot and flex for making a kick ass, healthy choice that saves lives!!!