Diseases and Illnesses

Prepare now for flu season

Prepare now for flu season

It's that time of year again—time to get flu shots, if you haven't already.

The Peninsula Health District's community health nurse supervisor Yasmine Harris said there have been no reported cases of the flu in the area. Nor has any flu activity been reported in Virginia, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu activity usually peaks between December and March, Harris said, but the season can stretch as far as October through May. The CDC recommends everyone six months and older get vaccinated by October's end. Later is okay, the CDC states, though it's best not to wait. The vaccine takes about two weeks to become effective.

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