Oh NO! Flu Season Is Here!!
Guess what's here? FLU SEASON!!!! Woohoo . . . said no one ever . . .
October and November are usually the months when a lot of people catch the flu. BLAH! If it crosses your mind to get vaccinated after the people around you are already affected by the flu, it might be a little risky. You better just hope that the flu doesn't get you quicker than you get to the doctors! Even after getting vaccinated, the medicine does not kick in until after two weeks of receiving the shot. So really, if you are getting the shot now, you may be a little too late.
Symptoms of the flu typically depend on the person. Some of these symptoms include cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, and fatigue. The flu had a record breaking year in 2017, hospitalizing 106 people out the 100,000 that were infected with the virus. That's a shocking number. Over 50% of the people hospitalized with the flu were all over the age of 66.
Some people may be against taking the flu shot because they don't want any part with the side effects of receiving the shot. Yes, the shot has some side effects as well, some of which include a fever, headache and/or nausea.
Note to self . . . good hygiene can prevent the flu...STAY CLEAN PEOPLE!!!