The New Normal: It's National Influenza Vaccination Week. What you should know

News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Thomas McGinn to discuss what you should be looking for when you or your children are sick.

News 12 Staff

Dec 5, 2022, 2:31 PM

Updated 568 days ago

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It's the start of National Influenza Vaccination Week.
It's a time to remind everyone that there's still time to get vaccinated against flu, especially children and adults whose chronic health conditions put them at higher risk. Flu shots can be given to anyone 6 months and older.
The flu season continues to intensify, and holiday events could make it worse.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data shows hospitalizations for RSV for kids 5 and under are outpacing COVID-19. Older adults and infants are at the highest risk for severe infections with RSV.
Flu-related hospitalizations are at the highest rate for this time of year in a decade.
News 12's Elizabeth Hashagen was joined by Dr. Thomas McGinn to discuss what you should be looking for when you or your children are sick.


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