ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Flu season is on its means and docs need to be sure to are ready.
The Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention has a easy three-step course of to maintain wholesome:
- Get the flu shot
- Wash your palms
- Take correct treatment for those who do get the flu
Some say the upcoming flu season could possibly be worse than traditional.
“We’re going via an terrible lot of flu already,” Assemblyman and pharmacist John McDonald stated.
McDonald stated now’s the time to get the flu shot.
“Let’s not wait till the primary frost; let’s get began now,” he stated.
Dr. Danielle Wales agrees. She stated everybody ought to plan on getting the shot.
“We advocate it for everyone beginning at age six months till nevertheless previous you’re,” she stated.
McDonald stated there have already been points this flu season, together with doses of the shot not being delivered on time partially as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
“There’s type of this intermediate scarcity happening,” he stated. “Our giant order we positioned again in March nonetheless hasn’t arrived.”
Plus, the nasal flu spray gained’t utterly shield you as initially thought.
“It will not be as efficient as they initially hoped, so I’ve cancelled my orders,” he stated. “I’m not going to hold it.”
Wales stated you possibly can nonetheless get the flue even should you’ve had the shot.
“[If that happens] you need to ensure you name out of labor,” she stated. “We don’t need you spreading the flue to different individuals who might probably be weak to it.”
For those who do get the flu, it’s additionally necessary to relaxation and see your physician.
The flu shot is roofed by most insurance policy.