Flu season is just around the corner
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRSP) —
Every year, flu season sweeps across the country, with more than 100,000 people in the U.S. hospitalized every year, according to the CDC.
Local doctors said the number one way to prevent the flu is a with the flu vaccination.
Two years ago, there was a nasal spray for people with egg allergies, but that's no longer an option.
This year, medical providers said people with an egg allergy should be able to get the shot.
However, if your allergy is severe, check with your primary care doctor.
"Very few people should be avoiding the shot, most people should be getting it," said Dr. Douglas Carlson, the medical director for St. John's Children's Hospital.
Doctors said there are easy ways to prevent the flu. They said people should wash their hands often, as well as disinfect surfaces they share with others.
Also, people should cover their mouth with their arm when coughing or sneezing.