I thought it was just our household, but apparently the influenza virus is hitting everyone a little harder this year. According to the CDC, except for a couple of states, the flu virus is widespread and winter has only really started.
Although vaccination is the most common form of prevention, its efficacy rate is only about 65%. So if you decide that the flu vaccine is not for you, there are numerous ways to protect your family from coming down with the flu. Click here to learn more.
Two other helpful tips are washing your hands and taking Oscillococcinum. Both are effective and safe ways to keep everyone healthy this winter. Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic remedy that is commonly used in Europe in the treatment and prevention of flu. It is so easy to take and completely safe, even for small children. If you start feeling sick, start taking it immediately. It is even recommended by the Montreal Canadians to keep them healthy during hockey season!