Flu affects up to 60 million in the U.S. a year, and can lead to serious complications, even death. So protection is key–and a flu vaccine is the best way to get it.
Who needs a vaccine? Most everyone older than 6 months should get a flu vaccine, especially those over 65, pregnant women and those with respiratory conditions, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To be sure, check with your doctor.
When should I get it? Right now, before flu activity peaks in winter. In most cases, you’ll be protected within two weeks of getting the shot.
Where do I get it? Ask your healthcare provider for A vaccine or check your local pharmacy.
Source: Health Monitor at Home Fall 2013