Don’t let these unseasonably warm days fool you. It’s October, which means flu season is just about upon us. And health officials are urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
It’s tough to predict when the flu will begin to ramp us, as it varies from year to year. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated by the end of October. Flu season typically runs from late October to March, though it can last as long as April and even May.
“Flu vaccination is the single most important step we can take to protect ourselves and our families against infection,” said New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Judith Persichilli in a statement.
Where can I get a flu shot?
You can get vaccinated at your doctor’s office. However, pharmacies like CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens are also offering vaccinations. Some grocery stores also offer shots. You can use the CDC’s flu shot finder below. Just type in your zip code and it will show all the locations where vaccines are being offered in your area. You can also visit the CDC’s vaccine finder by clicking here.
Who should get a flu shot?
It's recommended that almost everyone get a flu shot. However, some should not, including children younger than 6 months old and people with "severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine or any of its ingredients," according to the CDC.
When does flu season peak?
It's hard to predict, but on average, the flu seasons usually peaks around mid-February.
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