Healthy dose of fear good idea with flu; ACA makes most shots free

October 4, 2014 2:41 PM

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Healthy dose of fear good idea with flu; ACA makes most shots free

Ebola and a raging enterovirus grab headlines and scare people, but health officials say it’s a better bet to fear and protect against the much more common influenza virus. Still, most people don’t take preventive action.

An annual flu shot is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, but fewer than half of Americans got one last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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