Flu prevention during the holiday season

Flu prevention during the holiday season (File Photo)

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week and the Center for Disease Control says getting the vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu.

December through February is the peak flu season in the United States but can last through May.

The CDC recommends getting a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older.

It does not recommend the nasal spray flu vaccine.

Those at the highest risk of catching the flu and developing serious flu-related complications are pregnant women, children younger than 5 years old, but especially children younger than 2 years old.

People 65 years of age and older are also at high risk.

Be sure you are taking precautions to also avoid the virus.

Avoid contact with sick people.

If you do catch the flu- limit your contact with others.

Cover your nose and mouth when sneezing and wash your hands often.

Enjoy this holiday season and make sure you're protected this flu season.

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