Time to get your flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October if possible.
Doctors say you definitely want to get one before Thanksgiving. That’s when you are likely to interact with more people, travel, and be exposed to more germs. A number of flu-related deaths have already been reported.
There are a number of ways to avoid the flu, including washing your hands and staying away from people who are sick. Doctors also recommend staying at home if you have the flu to protect others. Flu shots are available at many pharmacies and doctor’s offices around the country.