This Could Be A Very Bad Flu Season
If you're like me, you don't really think about getting sick... until you get sick. We're into November now and for people who haven't gotten a recommended flu shot yet, time is running out. Scientists are predicting this year's flu season could be worse than we've seen in recent years.
Researchers have found the influenza virus is significantly different this year. Doctors are predicting an outbreak that is "above average" for the upcoming winter months.
Each year there are four influenza strains that circulate in the human population. They are: H3N2, H1N1, and two B variants. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year. In 2017 only injectable shots (not nasal sprays) are recommended.
Of course getting a flu shot doesn't mean you're 100% covered and won't get sick, but it will greatly help in protecting you from an unwanted illness.
For more information check with your doctor or the CDC website.
Have you already rolled up your sleeve to get a flu shot? Or are you going to?