Although the 2017-18 flu vaccine was only 36 percent effective at protecting against the flu, it doesn’t mean you should skip the shot this year. That’s because each year people die from flu, and some protection is better than none. In this edition of 5 Things - Find out the best time to get the flu shot, who should be vaccinated and who shouldn't. Know whether you can still get the flu after vaccination, info about the new nasal flu mist, and tips on preventing the flu.
Bottom line: The flu is serious and can be fatal. By getting vaccinated, you’ll protect yourself, your family and older adults who are at higher risk for serious health complications.