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5 Facts About the Flu Shot Before Flu Season

October 17th, 2019

There’s a whole host of misinformation regarding the flu shot, and with this season set to be a particularly nasty year, it’s important to dispel any myths. 1. The flu season generally runs from late October to May. You will need a new flu shot for every flu season as the virus changes between seasons 2. Flu vaccines can fight multiple strains of the flu, and will help lessen symptoms if you do get the flu 3. The flu vaccine protects 40-60% of people on average every year. Even if you claim to never get sick without the flu shot, you may actually be symptomless but still passing on... Read More

This Year’s Flu Is No Joke

February 1st, 2018

The CDC is reporting an unusually severe flu season this year.  The weekly “FluView” report put out by the agency states, “all U.S. states but Hawaii continue to report widespread flu activity and the number of states experiencing ‘high’ influenza activity increased from 32 states plus New York City and Puerto Rico to 39 states plus New York City and Puerto Rico.”  In its 13 years of flu monitoring, this is the first year that the continental U.S. showed widespread flu activity. Why is the flu so bad this year?  Different strains of influenza circulate each year. This year, influenza... Read More