It’s not too late to benefit from an influenza vaccination, according to experts at the Montefiore Medical Center, located at the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
“If you haven’t already been vaccinated, it’s important to get your flu vaccine now,” said Dr Brian Currie, vice president and medical director for research at Montefiore Medical Center and assistant dean for clinical research at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “We strongly encourage those who are most vulnerable—children, people over the age of 65, and pregnant women—to take special precautions.”
Currie echoed sentiments expressed by CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH, in noting that “circulating strains coupled with the early emergence of the flu suggest this could be a particularly bad year.”
“That said, we believe people who get vaccinated will be well protected since this season’s vaccine is an excellent match for the three most common strains of the flu,” Currie said.