Flu Season Off To Slow Start, Experts Say You Should Still Get Flu Shot

The flu season is off to a slow start this year, but you should still get your shot. The Indiana Department of Health reminded Hoosiers that the lack of flu cases in your social and work circles shouldn’t lead you to believe that everything will stay that way. Health Commissioner Jerome Adams says slow start or no, the vaccine is the best way to prevent the flu, as well as the serious complications the virus can cause. You should get vaccinated as soon as possible because the shot takes up to two weeks to become fully effective. Flu symptoms include headache, fatigue, cough, muscle aches, sore throat and a body temperature greater that 100 degrees. Washing your hands and covering your mouths when you cough or sneeze is the best way to keep from spreading the flu.