By Health Day
Here is what the CDC wants you to know for 2012/2013.
So the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has updated their recommendations for the 2012-2013 flu season.
Because a flu shot is the first step in protection against the seasonal sickness, the CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. The annual shot is a must because the flu viruses are constantly changing, and the vaccine is formulated a little bit differently each year to keep up with the viruses as they evolve.
Because it can take up to two weeks for the vaccine to take effect, you should also get your vaccination as soon as it's available in your area. Influenza season is often unpredictable, and can begin as early as October.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV, with the health news for you and your family.
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