Flu Season Is Coming: Here's How to Protect Yourself
SUNDAY, Oct. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- If you don't want to be one of the 40 million Americans who get the flu each year, it's time to roll up your sleeve.
Everyone 6 months of age or older should have a flu shot by late October, before flu season begins, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends. Flu puts hundreds of thousands in the hospital each year and last year it claimed up to 61,000 lives, the CDC estimated.
Even once the flu season is in full swing, it's not too late to get protected, experts from Rutgers Medical School said. The vaccine covers both influenza A and B strains, and this year's shot has been tweaked to account for changes in the virus.Full Article