Statistics show that flu cases start to rise in October, but the peak season is December through February, but also can even occur into May. “During a recent flu season, there were 49 million flu illnesses. This is more than the combined populations of Texas and Florida. Of those who got the flu, 960,000 people were hospitalized as a result. Another 79,000 people died from the flu or flu-related complications.”
It is recommended by the CDC that everyone over the age of 6 months should get the flu vaccine, and especially important for those that at a higher risk of experiencing flu-like complications. The influenza vaccine comes in two forms, a shot or nasal spray and you can go to your local pharmacy or health care provider to have it done. The flu virus is constantly changing so it is important to get the vaccine every single year.