The fall season, means back to school, Halloween, apple picking and most likely the worst part of the season, the flu!

 I saw a very short article on WWMT, that simply stated...

"Doctors still recommend you vaccinate your children against the flu starting at six months old.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says they should get the shot by October for the start of the flu season."

So then I started to worry, the flu is deadly and as much as I hate getting the shot, I believe the vaccine is needed to keep myself and everyone safe....what can we do? With more investigation I discovered it is the flu mist (the one you take through the nose) that is sub par. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention the flu shot will protect us!

"Note: For the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of the flu shot (inactivated influenza vaccine or IIV) and the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used during 2016-2017. The 2016-2017 influenza vaccination recommendations are now available."

No one likes getting a shot, but if it keeps us from getting the flu or dying, we should all be in!