Doctors urge Bronx seniors and children to get flu shots
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns that this could be a bad flu season.
Federal officials say outbreaks of the flu have already hit some parts of the country. That's why doctors in the Bronx are urging everyone, especially children and seniors to get a flu shot. In addition, anyone with a serious medical condition should be vaccinated.
Symptoms of the flu include runny nose, congestion, feeling of malaise, difficulty breathing and pneumonia. Doctors say if you think you have the flu you should head to your physician right away.
Although there are some treatments for the flu, doctors say the shot is the best prevention from getting sick. Health officials say after getting the shot it takes the body about two weeks to build immunity.
Flu season lasts from December until April.
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