Not getting a flu shot is a lot like eating spaghetti in a white shirt. Either way, you could end up with something you don’t want.
Autumn signals the start of school, falling leaves and influenza (flu) season in the Northern Hemisphere. The influenza virus affects millions of Americans each fall, winter and early spring, causing doctor visits, hospitalizations and deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health estimates 5-20% of the state’s residents get the flu each year. The state says 120 to 2,000 people die each flu season from flu complications, the most common of which is pneumonia.