Frantic Flu


Brian L. Simpson

Administering Flu Vaccine

Kiara Davis, Journalist

Is the flu shot necessary in your family?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
It is that time of year, sniffles, coughing, and nasty germs. That’s right it is influenza season. It’s the season where the viruses are spreading throughout the air. Thousands of people are affected by this sickness throughout the year. About 9.3 million people yearly have been hit by the flu. 

The flu comes around October and November. These are the months that the flu has and will increase the most. This is all because it is starting to  get extremely cold outside because it is winter season. Commonly people in the fall get sick faster than in the summer, this is all because the virus spreads faster in the cold.  

“Influenza (flu) is a serious disease that causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S. each year,” Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald said. 

You are most contagious within the first three to four days of becoming ill, although, you may remain contagious for up to five to seven days after you become sick. On the third day of becoming sick, you start getting over the cold. The fifth to seventh day you usually are getting over the cold if you have not already.

 “My message is, if you have not gotten a vaccine, please get a vaccine. Also, please get your children vaccinated,” said Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald. 

Flu shots are very useful in fighting back the sickness that many will face. Shots help create a defense the germs that infect the body, flu shots may make more people sick. 

“I feel like the world slash society should probably take it a bit serious because there are some chances you can die from the flu. Even though those chances are very slim. So in my opinion the flu needs to be taken seriously,” said Grace Garza.

My message is, if you have not gotten a vaccine, please get a vaccine. Also, please get your children vaccinated.”

— Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald