As long as the flu virus is still spreading, it’s not too late to get your vaccination. Flu season typically peaks between December and February, but significant flu activity can occur as late as May according to flu experts.
As in the past, this year’s flu can pose as a danger to your health. Although the vaccine in not a perfect match to the most common strain of the virus reported this year, it can still decrease the severity of your flu symptoms and protect against other circulating strains of the virus. More than 200,000 people are usually hospitalized from flu complications each year. Don’t be one of them! Make sure you get your flu shot this flu season.
Medicare Part B covers 100 percent of the cost of your flu shot once every flu season, which means you can still receive the influenza vaccine in 2015. If you haven’t already, call your doctor’s office to schedule your flu shot!