Health Advocates Say ‘It’s Not too Late to Vaccinate’ for the Flu

December 22, 2014 4:03 PM

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The highly contagious flu – aka influenza – packs a punch that can be deadly. And health advocates are advising at-risk populations, among them Native Americans and Alaska Natives, to get vaccinated.

“Flu season typically peaks between December and February but significant activity can occur as late as May,” according to Assistant U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Anne Schuchat, who directs the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “We are encouraging pe...

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