Have you received your Flu shot yet? You haven’t? Well, you are one of millions of Americans who have been procrastinating and have not yet received the vaccine. However you should consider a Flu shot because Flu season is here.
The most recent FluView report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows increasing influenza activity in America. Further increases in activity are expected in the coming weeks. Influenza task can last into May and peaks in February. It is not too late to get your influenza vaccine this year. Influenza vaccines this season have already been updated to better match circulating viruses and most circulating viruses so far are still like the recommended vaccine viruses because of this season.
CDC recommends a yearly influenza vaccine for everyone older and 6 months. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, physicians’ visits, and missed work and school because of influenza, in addition to prevent influenza-related hospitalizations. It will take about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, making now the best time.
So, if you have been putting off the Flue shot, it’s time to get in the car and wrangle up a shot. Now getting the shot can be as simple as going to your local pharmacy. Most national and regional pharmacy chains now offer walk-in Flu shots. So it’s time to get off the Flu fence and head on over to the local drugstore for your vaccine.