We're on the cusp of flu season, with aches, coughs, fever and sore throats looming large.
The flu can be serious business, leading to bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections. An average of 36,000 people in the United States die each year from complications of the seasonal flu, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. The very young, the very old, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and asthma are especially at risk.
CDC advises everyone older than 6 months to get the vaccine.