Sarah Grady Ackerman talks with Patty Ballantine with the American Lung Association about Influenza. The ALA's "Faces of Influenza" awareness campaign kicks off every October and encourages everyone to get their flu shot.
Anyone six months of age or older, expectant mothers, individuals with chronic disease (such as asthma), and anyone working around the elderly are especially encouraged to get their flu shot.
The vaccine is wildly available and if you log on to their website: facesofinfluenza.org you can plug in your zip code to connect with your local clinic where flu shots are available.
The biggest indication of the flu is high fever. Other symptoms include achiness and fatigue. Be sure to stay home when you start to feel ill to not only get better but as a way of reducing the likeness of infecting others.
American Lung Association