I have a love/hate relationship with this time of the year. On one hand, it’s the holidays! Happiness and joy! On the other hand, it’s also the season of SICK. It’s when our kids bring home ALL OF THE GERMS and pass it on to us: the caretakers. The list makers. The meal creators. The housekeepers. It is brutal. Did you know last year’s Boca Raton cold and flu season was one of the worst and longest on record? This is why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending everyone get their flu shots early. I am particularly passionate about making sure people are immunised against flu. For example, just the other day, I even managed to convince my friend who lives in Colorado to pay a visit to her general practitioner in windsor to get her flu shot!
It’s also why I’ve partnered with Scotties Facial Tissues, to share the 5 (REAL) Thoughts Every Mom has During Boca Raton Cold and Flu Season.
Time to get honest!
What sort of flu season is expected this year?
Sadly, there’s no Jim Cantore or Steve Weagle at the CDC. You can’t predict what Boca Raton cold and flu season will be like this year…or any year for that matter.
My thoughts? It’s going to be…not good. Keep Scotties Facial Tissues (in their stylish new box designs!!!), hand sanitizer and wine on hand at all times.
Will new flu viruses circulate this season?
Is Mizner Park pink?
Unfortunately, yes. So, that means there’s still not a 100% guarantee you won’t get the flu even after getting a flu shot. But, it’s your best shot. Pun intended. Stock up on tissues and OTC remedies. We obviously have Scotties Facial Tissues at our house because it looks the cutest in our bathroom without sticking out too much. It’s also quality at a great value.
When will flu activity begin and when will it peak?
My thoughts? Probably at the worst possible time for my family and yours. Perhaps Christmas? Hannukah? Your child’s winter concert? Right before a trip to Disney? It never happens during a dull week.
According to MD Now, the timing of flu is unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Seasonal flu activity often begins as early as October and November and can continue through May.
How many people get sick with flu every year?
What you’re really thinking is “are the odds in my family’s favor?” Guess what? They’re not! And we are especially at risk of Boca Raton cold and flu due to the influx of snowbirds to our area. It’s bad enough they take all the good restaurant reservations…
The exact number of people who get the flu each year isn’t known, mainly because flu is not a reportable disease. Also, not everyone who gets sick with the flu seeks medical care or gets tested. The CDC estimates that the flu has resulted in between 9.2 million and 35.6 million illnesses each year in the United States.
Is there any silver lining here?
Hey, there’s always the chance that you and your family will be spared this Boca Raton cold and flu season! I hope for the best each year. But in the meantime, get your flu shot (I got mine, but still need to schedule #dailybocaavery’s– better get on that). And, let’s make sure our Boca bathrooms are stocked with Scotties’ wide selection of stylish and functional tissue box designs!
Stay away from those sniffles Boca moms…
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