Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. There are two main types of influenza (flu) viruses: Types A and B.
The influenza A and B viruses that routinely spread in people (human influenza viruses) are responsible for seasonal flu epidemics each year.
The best way to reduce the risk of flu and its potentially serious complications is by getting vaccinated each year.
While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons varies, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October.
Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although significant activity can last as late as May.
Dr.Lakin is highly recommending the flu vaccine specially this year!
"IF YOU ARE GETTING A COVID BOOSTER, GET IT AS SOON AS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE, THEN GET YOUR FLU SHOT AT MID SEPTEMBER OR DURING OCTOBER. THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO PROTECT YOURSELF THIS COMING SEASON."
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