It’s time to get flu vaccines, because it takes 2-4 weeks for antibody to develop, & you can catch the flu in that period of time (and especially, transmit it to vulnerable people without knowing you have it).
Yearly flu vaccination is recommended routinely for *everyone* 6 months & up, but ESPECIALLY pregnant women (protects baby, too), infants/toddlers, people with chronic health conditions, and seniors.
Every year in the United States, on average:
- 5% to 20% of the population gets the flu
- over 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications
- over 36,000 people die from flu. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications.
Find out more at Flu.gov,