Fighting the flu; Wake Up gets the flu shot on air


BUFFALO (WIVB) – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says October is the best month to get the flu shot. Influenza outbreaks tend to increase during the month of October.

Flu outbreaks tend to increase during the month of October and can last through May.

The CDC says the nasal spray or flu mist most people turn to is ineffective this season and will not be offered.

90 million doses are available and have been developed to protect against the flu strains researchers say will be most common this year.

The CDC says everyone six months and older should plan on getting their shot by the end of this month. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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