May 02, 2023
“The best time to get the influenza vaccine is between March and April of each year, as soon as it arrives in our country and before winter begins. Remember that the flu virus is constantly changing, so new vaccines are made every year to protect against the flu viruses that are likely to cause the most illness. In addition, the protection provided by the influenza vaccine disappears over time,” says Dr. Carlos Eyzaguirre, a pediatrician at the Plaza Lima Sur Medical Center of Clinica Ricardo Palma, who will give us with more information on the subject.
What is Influenza?
Influenza is also known as the flu. It is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses, which infect the nose, throat, and lungs. The flu is different from a cold and usually comes on suddenly.
What are its symptoms?
Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, stuffy nose, muscle aches, headache, chills, tiredness, and in some cases, vomiting and diarrhea.
How can we prevent it?
Recommendations from our specialist:
Dr. Carlos Eyzaguirre
Pediatrician at the Plaza Lima Sur Medical Center of Clinica Ricardo Palma