Nine million people in the United States caught the flu last winter. But being vaccinated against the flu may reduce your risk of becoming a statistic and save you the inconvenience of dealing with flu-related symptoms, including fever, aches and pains, coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, a sore throat, and irritated eyes.
True, you can still get the flu even if you’ve been vaccinated, but your odds are much better if you do. According to the CDC, the vaccination offers between 40 and 60 percent protection against contracting the flu. Dr. Paunel Vukasinov from the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City recommends the best time to get a flu vaccination. Read the article.