The flu has been relatively quiet the last couple seasons, most likely as a result of the extra precautions we have taken as a society (i.e. masking, social distancing, more handwashing awareness, etc.).
However, with a return to something resembling normalcy this year, also comes a return of the flu.
We have already seen a surge of flu cases in the Southern hemisphere this year, especially Australia. This can be a predictor that we will see a similar surge in the US.
Now is the best time to get your flu shot. Although peak flu rates are between December-March, the full season is October-May. Planning ahead can prevent that “uh-oh” moment when you start feeling crummy in the coming months, and suddenly you or your student are out for days. Flu shots can be easily received for free and without insurance from Ingles. They’re also offered at Publix, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and any doctor’s office. Add it to your grocery list for this week!