We’re now, well past the typical annual peak of January & Fabruary, seeing cases of influenza, almost daily. So far all the cases we’ve seen and diagnosed have been in children who did not receive this season’s vaccine in the fall.
Symptoms are high fever, sore throat, congestion, cough, headache and at times leg or body aches.
A stark reminder that the vaccine, while not 100%, is much better than nothing. Tamiflu isn’t nearly the quick cure we’d like it to be, due to limited efficacy if started late, and undesirable side-effects including abdominal discomforts.