With 20 percent of Americans coming down with the flu every year, it can be hard to protect anyone, but one of the best ways to safeguard yourself against it is to get a flu shot, according to CBS 2’s Dr. Max Gomez.
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New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said the flu vaccine will protect most people from getting the flu and even if you do become sick, the flu will be milder.
It’s flu season, and vaccine companies have produced nearly 150 million flu shots this year – that’s 17 million more than last year. Still, many people do not get vaccinated, thinking it can do more harm than good. That’s just one of the flu myths TV 10-55’s Katie McGee dispelled for us.
If you don’t know anyone with the flu yet, it might not be long before you do. Nearly 1,000 positive flu tests were reported in New York last week and those are just the cases that were actually tested.
New York is showing a dramatic increase in the number of serious flu infections and emergency room visits, and doctors are trying to figure out the reason.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said five states had widespread reports of flu last week, up from zero two weeks earlier.