The 2012-2013 Flu season started & peaked earlier than it typically does with cases documented as early as September 2012 and peaking in December 2012. In addition, The past Flu season brought had a higher death rate for both seniors and children. 149 documented children’s death occurred due to Flu. This is about 3 times higher than the average season. In addition, seniors over the age of 65 were hit hard as evidence that they accounted for more than half of the hospitalization rates in the U.S.
While it is summertime, it is important to think about Flu shots now. Typically, physicals are done in the summertime. That is also the perfect time to receive the Flu vaccine. Your child will be protected before the season & before they are exposed to other children when school restarts.
For more information about the recent Flu season, disease, and vaccine, please go to http://bit.ly/14sECUM and https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/usmap.htm