Recent reports from the CDC show that the flu is still going strong in the United States and isn’t expected to slow down for at least several more weeks. This season’s vaccination is only a 58% match for the B strain of flu, but everyone is still encouraged to receive the vaccine.
Even when the vaccine doesn’t completely prevent the flu, it may lessen the severity of your illness and the risk of serious complications. Therefore, the CDC urges everyone age six months and older receive a flu vaccination annually.
If you’ve already been diagnosed with the flu this season, you can still catch the flu again. This is because catching one “type” of flu doesn’t provide immunity against other types that may be circulating.
For questions regarding influenza and yearly vaccinations, consult with your primary care physician.