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Everything You Need to Know About the Flu Season

Influenza has already taken Australia and some parts of the United States by storm. Here’s everything you need to know about the 2019-2020 flu season:

Influenza in Australia

Physicians across the United States are anticipating a rough flu season for Americans.  In Australia, the H3N2 strain experienced quite the surge. Although this is not a guaranteed way to anticipate what is to come this flu season, this information is a clear sign that we must be prepared.

Flu Season Calendar

Generally speaking, the flu season in the United States begins in November and lasts throughout May.  Infections tend to peak between December and February, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Flu Vaccine Saves Lives

Dr. Fouad Aoude, MD strongly encourages his patients to schedule an appointment for flu vaccines this year.  Not only does the vaccine help protect individuals from contracting the influenza virus, it also protects the public by preventing further spread of the illness.  Vaccinations are recommended to anyone over six months old. 

Read more about this story on CNBC: Health and Science.

For more tips and advice on how you can protect yourself from catching the flu, check out Dr. Fouad Aoude, MD’s post on How to Avoid the Flu This Season.

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