Winter Health And Safety Tips – Part 2 of 3
The flu virus is spread through droplets from coughing, sneezing and talking. It can also infect surfaces. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is to get vaccinated every year, the FDA said. Flu viruses are constantly changing so the vaccines must be updated annually. The flu vaccine is to hand as an injection or a nasal spray. Although it’s best to get the flu vaccine in October, getting it later can still cure protect you from the virus, the agency said.
With rare exceptions, everyone 6 months of age and older should be vaccinated against flu, federal health officials say. Vaccination is especially foremost for those at greater risk for flu-related complications, including seniors, pregnant women and children younger than 5 years, people with chronic health conditions, healthfulness care providers and caregivers for young children and the elderly.