There have already been of 100 cases of confirmed flu here in Maryland, but it's not too late to get your shot.
Watch Paul D'Amore on Midday Maryland to learn more about how the Flu virus is spread and how you can prevent yourself from getting the flu this holiday season.
The flu presents with body aches, fever, congestion, and is especially high risk for children, the elderly, and people who with compromised immune systems. Easy steps like washing your hands, wiping surfaces, and avoiding areas with sick people can make a big difference in preventing the flu. If you feel sick, visit your doctor right away and don't go to work or any other place where you could spread the virus.
Flu vaccines are always a hot topic. While not 100% effective, they do still provide more of an immune boost than nothing at all. Those who have egg allergies or are worried about thimerisol can find shots free of these ingredients. Speak with your doctor about the pros and cons of getting the flu shot to decide what's best for you.