News that three people in Western Washington have died from a severe, aggressive influenza strain – including a Pierce County child – reinforces advice from health officials: Get your flu shot.
Even if you get it now, the shot will take two weeks to become fully effective, so there’s no time to waste.
You may think you don’t need one; you’re strong and healthy and could tough out a case of flu. But what about any children you come in contact with? The shot is not recommended for infants under 6 months. It’s safe for those over 6 months, but …