In the United States, yearly outbreaks of seasonal flu usually occur during the fall through early spring. Influenza or "the flu" is a serious contagious disease. As a doctor, I have seen many patients (from infants to seniors) suffer from serious flu complications. Every year in Sonoma County, flu leads to lost days at work and school, hospitalizations and even deaths.
Take the following simple actions to protect yourself and others during this flu season:
By protecting yourself, you are also protecting others around you from what could be a life-threatening illness. Let's all work together to make this flu season as healthy and safe as possible for everyone.
Karen Holbrook, MD, MPH
Interim Health Officer
Source: Immunization Action Coalition.