Piotr Marcinski/tsm

It's that time of year...flu season! Living in Michigan has been a blessing this year regarding the flu virus. According to WWMT.com our grace period will be ending soon.

"Professionals say several states in the Midwest are seeing cases of the flu and doctors say flu activity could be even higher in the coming weeks.

Illinois and Indiana reported to have moderate flu levels and Michigan has low flu activity."

The good news is the rate of flu cases in low in our area, but except those numbers to climb soon.

What you can do is get your flu shot to protect yourself and those you are near. It takes about 2 weeks for the vaccine to kick in, and then you have one less worry on your mind. In fact the CDC is reporting...

 "the flu shot seems to be working well against the illness."

 

Where Can You Get A Flu Vaccination?

  • Your Doctors office
  • The Health Department
  • Most pharmacies (CVS. Rite-Aid, Walgreens, etc)
  • Travel Clinics
  • In some area's local schools offer the vaccine
  • Some employers offer the vaccine
  • Urgent Care
  • College Health Clinic

 

Symptoms Of The Flu Broken Down By Health.facty.com...

  • Fever
  • Muscle Pain
  • Fatigue
  • Cough
  • Breathing Difficulty
  • Sneezing
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Headache
  • Ear Pain
  • Nasal Cogestion

The CDC.gov Recommends Who Should Get Vaccinated Against The Flu?

Everyone who is over 6 month old and up. In fact, some of us are more at risk at having complications and possible hospitalization due to the virus.

  • Pregnant Women
  • Children Younger then 5 Years Old
  • People 65 Year (young) And Older
  • People Who Have Asthma
  • People Who Have Diabetes
  • People Who Have Heart Disease
  • People Who are Around Others Who Are Going Through Cancer Treatment

The flu will hang around till May, so drink your fluids, stay warm and get your flu shot!