To protect yourself from the flu and stop its spread, you need a flu vaccine. Learn what it is and when to get it to help keep your family well.
The flu shot is a form of the vaccine that you get in your arm. Some years, you can get it as a nasal spray instead. Flu vaccines are made to target three or four types of flu viruses that are most likely to make you sick during the upcoming year.
There’s a chill in the air, tree branches are bare, and the holidays have come and gone. It can mean only one thing: Cold and flu season has officially arrived.
Fortunately, you can take some steps that really safeguard against germs. But others you may have heard of don't work as well, or at all. Here, two germ experts weigh in on which ones are worth it and a couple that aren't.