Infographic: Flu Season is Here

Welcome to the end of October when snow begins to fall and influenza is on the rise. Flu activity may be low in North America right now, but even though public health clinical labs are reporting low rates of influenza virus type A virus, influenza activity is expected to increase in October and through the month of November.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) now is the time to get a flu shot (if you’re 6-months or older and aren’t “high risk”) in order to reduce the spread of flu illness. Remember, it takes roughly 2-weeks for the flu vaccination to begin working. Consult the infographic below to find out if you should get a flu vaccine, what types of vaccine are available to you this season (i.e., shot and nasal spray), and more…

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