No one likes getting sick, and the flu is no exception. However, for some people the flu is not just an inconvenience, it’s dangerous. That’s why we are sharing these ways to avoid the flu.
What is the Flu?
This illness can be life threatening for those at high risk. This includes children who are too young to be inoculated, those with compromised immune systems or chronic ailments, and older adults. Influenza is a respiratory illness that presents itself in the nose, throat, and lungs and is highly contagious.
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When should you get the flu shot?
Most importantly, you should get the flu shot every year. Even if you got the shot last year, the predominant flu strain varies each year. The vaccine helps protect against the different strands. In addition to annually, you should aim to get your vaccine as early in the fall as possible. Because, it can take up to two weeks to be effective.