If you haven’t gotten a flu shot, you may want to do it now. That advice from the federal Centers for Disease Control, and Wisconsin state epidemiologist Tom Haupt. “It’s important not only to protect yourself, it’s important to protect those around you,” Haupt said, adding that that would include children who are too young to get the vaccine and older adults who may not get the protection from the vaccine that younger people would get.
Flu activity has not picked up dramatically yet, and Haupt said it’s tough to say when it might. “Flu does what flu wants to do. It’s an amazing virus unfortunately it can be a deadly virus as well.” There are currently three flu strains circulating, including the main H-3 virus which will impact elderly people more than the young.
“If you do come down with the flu after you get the flu shot it will more than likely be a much milder case,” Haupt said.