This week is National Influenza Vaccination Week!
This awareness week serves to inform the public of the importance of the flu vaccine for those who are eligible to receive it, especially those who are at high risk of developing complications with the flu. The influenza vaccine protects against 3 to 4 different strands of the flu virus, so even if you have already come down with the flu, you can still benefit from receiving this shot. It should be noted that for the 2016-2017 season, the CDC recommends the flu shot and the recombinant influenza vaccine, and NOT the nasal spray flu vaccine. Although the numbers show that fewer people are receiving the flu shot around the holiday season, as long as the flu is spreading influenza vaccines should be administered. Have you received your flu shot this year?!