Flu Update: California Reporting Widespread Flu
As we head into mid-February more states are reporting influenza activity. Here's a look at some tips to help keep you from getting the flu:
The biggest defense against the flu is getting a yearly flu shot. High risk groups like the elderly, children under 2 and pregnant women should get the flu shots as soon as possible to maximize protection.
This year's seasonal influenza vaccine virus strains are identical to those contained in the 2010-11 vaccine – the H3N2 virus, influenza B and the H1N1 virus. These are the three flu strains the U.S. government's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe will be predominate during this winter's flu season.