Fighting the flu
We are getting close to flu season! The flu tends to peak in mid February in the United States. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. The vaccine takes about 2 weeks for the body's immune response to respond fully and for you to be protected so now is the time to get vaccinated!
Is it too late to get the flu vaccine?
CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith says, “Vaccination will prevent infection in a large number of cases. If disease does occur after vaccination, the vaccine can reduce the severity of flu symptoms, so getting the flu shot is still the best way to protect yourself and others from flu.”
A few things are new this season: