How Serious is the flu epidemic really?

This year the flu shot has been shoved on us this year even more than normal. Overall the flu season is starting to come to an end.

29 children and teenagers have died so far from the flu this season. The liquid medicine that most children take has become low in supply due to the high demand.

Everybody has been instructed to carry around hand sanitizer, wash your hands constantly and engage in little contact with those who appear sick.

Although the flu shot will help you steer clear of the flue itself side effects often include similar sickness. The sickness includes a mild fever, a sore throat and runny nose. Even with the side effects it is still recommended for those over the age of six months to get a flu shot.

Massachusetts is one of the states hit hardest with the flu epidemic. In Boston there was a public health emergency declared. Massachusetts has reported 18 flu related deaths so far.