The flu season is upon us and there haven't been many cases reported in our area yet. However, the New York State Department of Health is saying that this is a severe strand and if you got the flu shot, it may only be 10% effective.
'Tis the season, flu season. This most wonderful time of year (note sarcasm) runs from October through May. There are five ways that you can give yourself the best shot at not getting the dreaded flu according to the Department of Health.
When the flu starts hitting people start getting flu shots in droves. You can try to get in to see your doctor, but fortunately there are many other places to get a shot, if they aren't out of the vaccine. Call ahead to make sure they have a supply in stock.
When flu season hits, every sniffle can make you wonder if it is the flu or just a cold. Neither are pleasant but there are differences between the two. Here is a chart comparing both medical conditions with some differences between the two.