The flu virus is a nimble quick-change artist that can adapt and mutate, staying a step ahead of our immune systems and most carefully thought-out vaccine strategies. But that doesn’t mean the flu vaccine doesn’t help.
Akron Children’s began offering the flu vaccines in nearly a dozen schools, making it easier and more convenient than ever to get children immunized. On Tuesday alone, about 2,000 Akron Public School children were immunized. The rest of the district was being covered today and tomorrow.
Among the many changes to the annual flu vaccine, this is the first year that it has been designed to protect against four strains, instead of the usual three.
It’s flu season again. Is your family prepared? Do you know who should be vaccinated and when?