Tooth Topics: The Flu Has Arrived

Flu got you down? You are not alone. Every day we get calls from patients who are suffering.

Witih Boston and New York City declaring health emergencies, Connecticut is also seeing lots of cases, especially because one of the flu strains covered by this year's flu vaccination is particularly nasty. Little children and elderly people and those with compromised immune systems are especially at risk.

The good news is that there seems to be a reasonable amount of flu vaccine still available in Connecticut. And according to Dr. Jewell Mullen, the CT Public Health Commissioner, requiring children in daycare and pre-school to get the flu shot has benefited Connecticut by not having to reach out to those families to make sure their kids are covered.

If you haven't gotten a flu vaccine, please consider getting it; there is still time for the vaccine to cover you. If you do get the flu, please take care of yourself so that you can feel better soon and prevent others from catching it.