Flu Season is Fast Approaching!

woman_with_a_cold_or_allergy_198620One of the latest breakthroughs is a quadrivalent vaccine, which is a vaccine that covers 2 types of “A” virus and 2 types of “B” virus. The experts are predicting that these four types of viruses will be the most common for the upcoming flu season.

More info about the flu and flu seasons are available at:

http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2014-2015.htm

Here is an excerpt from the CDC website:

What should I do to prepare for this flu season?

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease. While there are many different flu viruses, the seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the main flu viruses that research suggests will cause the most illness during the upcoming flu season. People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins.

In addition to getting vaccinated, you can take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others.

Have a safe & healthy fall & winter!
Nurse Jean