If you didn’t get your flu vaccine, you better make sure you wash your hands plenty these days.
Why? Well, influenza season has arrived early … and could be one of the worst in years. Flu season usually peaks in late January or early February, but the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention reports that influenza activity has already picked up in many states, from Utah to Virginia. In fact, the flu was severe and widespread by November in some parts of the South and Southwest.
So far, the dominant strain is H3N2, which tends to be harder on young kids and the elderly.
The good news is that many companies are set to help us through the season, from preventive vaccines to treatments if you come down with the virus. Let’s take a look at some of them.