It’s the holiday season, but it’s also the beginning of flu season. It’s national influenza vaccination week and the Centers for Disease Control says getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent the flu. December through February is the peak of flu season in the United States, but some seasons can last through May.
The CDC recommends getting a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older. They says those at the highest risk of catching the flu and developing serious flu-related complications are pregnant women, children younger than five, but especially children younger than two-years old and people older than 65-years-old.
Be sure to take precautions by washing your hands often, and if you do get sick: covering your nose and mouth when sneezing can help prevent the flu from spreading.