Flu Update

by Silvia on January 11, 2013 · 1 comment

in Salud / Health

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US Navy 021126-N-9849W-001 administering an influenza vaccination

You probably know the flu is both widespread and severe this year. So if you’re wondering if it is too late to get a flu shot, I wanted to share this information.

The US Food and Drug Administration says it’s not too late to get a flu shot. And the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) say, “flu season often peaks in February. Get your flu shot as soon as possible. A flu shot in January may still help you avoid the flu.”

In addition, William Rodriguez, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says, “Everyone seems to know that the elderly are particularly vulnerable, but so too are children.” “Severe complications are most common in children under age 2, and all children ages 6 months and older should be immunized.”

Also, you should know some cities like Boston are offering free flu shots. So check with your local doctor, clinic, or health department to find out where to get your shots. To know more, check out my earlier post about the flu.

Find out locations where you can get your flu shot below:

 

Here is the CDC’s weekly flu summary update.

 

Picture at top of post by U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class John E. Woods. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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