Did you decide to skip your flu shot this year? If so, you might want to rethink that. Here's why:
Getting the shot is the single best way for nearly everyone to prevent the flu, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). So, what's stopping you? Here are 6 common excuses, and why you should reconsider:
There are some exceptions. Flu shots are off limits for infants younger than 6 months. Also, check with your doctor if you have a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome, if you've had a severe reaction to the flu shot in the past, or if you're allergic to eggs (the vaccine may contain egg protein).
Do you know the difference between a cold and the flu? Take this quick quiz to find out.
Colds and flu are both viral infections, but have different symptoms. With a cold you will have symptoms such as a runny nose or a sore throat. Flu symptoms come on suddenly and may include fever, body aches or vomiting. While the...re is no cure for either, there are treatments -- chicken soup, nasal sprays, rest -- which can help your feel better. More