Posted: Dec 3, 2010 10:12 AM by Bea Karnes
Updated: Dec 3, 2010 10:13 AM
There are three strains of flu circulating this year, but experts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say getting one flu shot should give you all the protection you need.
The year new recommendations released today suggest everyone over six months of age should get a flu shot. Older adults, families, and people with diabetes or heart problems are particularly at risk for the flu, but experts say even healthy adults get sick.
They warn skipping the shot not only increases your risk for a lengthy illness, but also increases the risk for your close contacts.
More than 150-million doses of the vaccine have been distributed nationwide.