For the past two years we have had a super light flu season. Hardly any at all. This year we are not so lucky. The flu is here, and it is legit. I have seen more kids with influenza this week than I saw ALL of last season. So, if you haven’t gotten your vaccine this is your chance.
If you are worried that your child might have the flu it is worth being seen sooner rather than later. Tamiflu, the medication used to treat influenza, needs to be given within 48 hours of onset of symptoms in order to be most effective. So if your child has cough, fever, aches, runny nose or just plain looks awful it is worth coming in.