Sometimes we swap more than stories when we gather around the Thanksgiving table.
Flu season generally runs from late fall into early spring, but the number of cases starts to increase when people come into contact with others around the holidays. By getting a flu shot, people can protect themselves and those around them who may be unable to get vaccinated.
“For an immune compromised patient, this is a really hard time … we can’t fight the flu,” said Karen Wheat, 53, a Belleville resident who lives with common variable immune deficiency. The disorder affects more than 1 in 50,000 people worldwide.