I'm finally recovering from the flu after 2 weeks of supporting the tissue companies single handedly. Did the flu shot miss the mark this year? According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) they did and they didn't. Clear?
Flu viruses are always changing so it's not unusual for new flu viruses to show up. Read how flu viruses change.
So when will flu season be over? The CDC says flu activity can start as early as October and continue into May. The 2011-2012 season started late and ended early.
Not the case for flu 2012-2013. To quote CDC experts, "It is not possible to predict when the season will peak or how severe the 2012-2013 season will be, but based on past experience, it’s likely that flu activity will continue for some time."
In other words, they have no idea. I suggest stocking up on tissues, resting, and keeping the honey and lemon handy.
Good luck and if you already have the flu, feel better!