Did you know that for this Influenza season manufacturers have projected they will provide between 171 to 179 million doses of vaccine for the U.S Market?
What is Influenza?
Influenza also known as the seasonal flu is a very common, highly contagious viral infection that can cause fever, severe aching, mucus and often can cause epidemics.
Here are 10 Amazing Tips that will help you Fight Against the Influenza virus this fall & winter season :
Tip #1: CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine should be the first and most important step in protecting yourself against the influenza viruses.
Tip #2: Anyone who is 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine as the current flu season vaccines are available.
Tip #3: Try to avoid contact with those who are sick with the flu virus.
Tip #4: Children who are younger than 6 months are at higher risk of a serious flu illness, but are also too young to be vaccinated.
Tip #5: Wash your hands often with soap and water.
Tip #6: Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Germs spread through these forms of contact.
Tip #7: If you get the influenza virus, antiviral drugs can be used to treat your illness.
Tip #8: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze, and throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
Tip #9: Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs like the flu.
Tip #10: Vaccination is almost important for health workers, and others who live with for high-risk people to keep from spreading the influenza virus to them.
Exceptions for Influenza Season of 2015-2016
• It is not possible to predict each flu season. Flu seasons are unpredictable.
• Different strains of the flu virus will appear each year; the flu virus is constantly changing.
• Flu vaccines are offered by many doctor’s offices, clinics, health departments, pharmacies and college health centers.
Most flu activity typically occurs between October and May, but it most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February. It is however possible to follow all these suggestions and STILL get the sick. But an approach combining all these steps can help lower your risk of getting sick.