Learn about the flu season

Put flu vaccination on your to-do list

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that getting vaccinated every year is the best defense against the flu virus. But when is the best time to do it? The truth is almost anytime during the year is a good time to get vaccinated.

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that FluMist Quadrivalent not be used for the 2016-17 influenza season. We encourage patients and caregivers to have conversations with their healthcare providers about this year’s ACIP recommendation as part of discussions around influenza vaccination.

 

Back-to-school is a great time to protect your children against the flu. Here's why:

  • Kids are more likely to be infected with the flu than adults
  • They are contagious for longer periods of time
  • They are more likely to pass the virus on to others

Group settings like classrooms make it easy for the virus to spread. And even though most people associate flu season with the winter months, outbreaks can actually begin as early as October.

 

Wintertime is not too late.

When the temperature drops, the number of cases of flu rises. But that peak doesn’t mean you and your family missed your chance. Get protection with influenza vaccine that will last you the rest of the season.

 

Flu season lasts from October to May

Anytime during those months is prime time to help protect yourself and your family with influenza vaccine. But remember, you can get vaccinated as soon as the product is available.