November 4, 2011
Flu season in Austin is tough on a lot of folks. If you have children, it is especially worrisome. The vast majority of flu deaths occur in the young and the elderly. Young children are more vulnerable to the flu in Austin for a couple of reasons: first, their immune systems aren’t as well-developed, so the flu virus has an easier time getting started in their little bodies. Second, they don’t understand the dangers of either the flu virus itself or the way kids that have the flu spread it among their peers.
How can you affect this? How can you make sure your family is safe from flu season in Austin?
There are several things to think about, and being more aware of the dangers is a start. It really helps to first of all understand that flu season in Austin starts in October and goes till May. That’s longer than most people think, and it affects the steps they take (and when they take them) to prevent the flu from affecting themselves and their families.
Once you understand the length of the flu season, it’s important to not understate the importance of getting a flu shot in Austin. Many people feel that they don’t need a flu shot, and the mild climate here in Austin can lull you into a false sense of security if you are not careful. The simple fact is that there is no better way to keep from getting the flu than getting your annual flu shot.
It's important also to not hesitate to keep your children from contact with other kids who have the flu. This can be difficult since flu season in Austin coincides with the school year so neatly, but it's important. The flu is very harsh, especially on kids, so take every precaution you can to keep it from your family.
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