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12 Myths and Facts about the Flu

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Flu season in the United States typically starts from October and extend as far as May each year. The current flu season, in spite of the  high morbidity and mortality we have experience so far,  is yet to peak. Most of the time, flu activity peaks between December and February but can last as late as May.

You should get your vaccine now if you have not got it yet this season. It is best to get vaccinated before flu begins to spread in your community. It takes about two weeks for antibodies to develop in the body to protect against the flu. Do not think it is too late to get your flu shot, it is never too late to make the right decision. The right decision here is ensuring that you get your shot and also ensure that all your loved ones do the same. I actually did an elaborate article on how to keep yourself  safe from the flu. You can read about it here. Now, I am not a "flu police" or a "prophet of doom", I am just a lady who is committed to keeping my larger commu…