Fatal flu season is not over yet

(CNN) — Spring is getting closer, and with it, the end of a particularly brutal flu season.

Many might be thinking there’s no point in getting the flu shot now, but think again.

Dr. Alicia Fry with the CDC says, “It’s not too late. We really could have several more weeks of flu season.”

According to the FDA, the seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to lower your risk of getting sick and spreading it to others.

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Even though it’s best to get vaccinated as soon as the flu shot is available, which is usually in September, getting the vaccine later can still be helpful.

Dr. Fry says, “It’s not too late because even if you feel like flu has come to your community and now is decreasing, there could be a second wave and it could be a different type of virus.”

Every flu season is made up of varying strains of the virus.

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This year’s dominant strain is H-3-N-2.

It has proven a challenge to the vaccine.

But, the flu shot is relatively more effective for other strains circulating this year.

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