It’s flu season again! While you can catch the flu (influenza) any time of the year, the virus is most common in the US between October and May and peaks around January or February. Since flu strains often change from year to year and the vaccine’s effects may wane after a season or two, everyone over the age of 6 months is advised to get a flu shot each season. Check out this month’s newsletter for more information about this year's flu shot recommendations.
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org