Dr. Mask: Prepare for flu season
WRAL's Dr. Allen Mask answers common questions about the flu and flu vaccine in preparation for flu season.Posted — Updated
It's difficult to predict what's going to happen in any flu season. Cases tend to peak in late January and into February, but the virus can pop up as early as October and remain as late as May.
That's why vaccine manufacturers begin shipping out their supplies in late August. Everyone 6 months and older should get the vaccine as soon as it becomes available, especially those at high risk from complications of the flu.
Those high risk groups include children and infants, pregnant women, seniors, people with certain disabilities and people with chronic health conditions.
WRAL’s Dr. Allen Mask answers some questions about the flu.
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