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What You Need to Know About Children, Seniors, and the Flu

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To say this winter, as well as this cold and flu season, has been severe is truly a gross understatement. Between record-breaking sub zero temperatures, deadly snow and ice storms, and a record number of flu hospitalizations — including a particularly nasty strain — everyone is just about ready for this season to be over with.

However, Americans are far from being out of the woods. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the cold and flu season typically lasts from October to May, with peak numbers spiking in January and February. Therefore, it’s best for families to take preventative measures in order to ensure the health of their children and seniors, both of which are most likely to suffer from flu-related complications.

If you suspect you, your child, or an older family member