Maybe you're one of the lucky few. You have to think hard to remember when you last got sick. But for the rest of us, two to four colds a year is pretty much the norm. So what gives?
Your age and the company you keep are a big part of your risk. But whether you're young or old, there are simple things you can do to get the upper hand against germs.
It’s a shot that protects you from the flu virus. You normally get it in your arm, but you can also get it as a nasal spray. It’s made from the three or four flu viruses that are most likely to make you sick during the upcoming year.
Who Should Get It?
Almost everyone 6 months of age and older.
Some people are more at risk of getting very sick from complications of the flu than others. These groups should be sure to get a flu shot each year:
Children, especially from 6 months of age to the age of 5