It’s not too late to get a vaccination for the 2015-2016 flu season.  The traditional flu vaccine is called the Trivalent vaccine  is made to protect against three different flu viruses of  two are influenza A viruses (an H1N1 and an H3N2) and an influenza B virus.  You can also get the Quadrivalent vaccine. The Quadrivalent flu vaccine protects against two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses.
The flu spreads to others by transfer of the viral droplets when they cough, sneeze or talk and then land in the mouth, nose or eyes of another individual. Those droplets can also be transferred by simply touching a surface contaminated with the viral drops on it, and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes. It is even possible to pass the flu onto someone before you even feel sick or have any symptoms. The truth is you can actually infect others 1 day before you have any symptoms and up to 5 to 7 days after you are sick.  Make it a point to get you and other family members a flu vaccination from your Loveland family physician..  The influenza virus is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is more harmful to older people, young children and those with certain health conditions such as an autoimmune disorder.  If you’re experiencing any symptoms from the flu or any other virus or illness call Dr. Huneycutt at your Loveland Family Practice and they will get you in as soon as possible and get you feeling yourself again quickly.  Give them a call at 970-776-9205.