There is a chance you can get the flu anytime of the year, but peak season is between October and February. If you've ever experienced the flu before, you know how miserable the symptoms are.
However, how can you tell if you have the flu or the common cold?
Unfortunately, the flu can often mimic symptoms of the common cold. A cold is a more of a respiratory illness than the flu and has symptoms that usually last for a few days, whereas the flu can last up to a week.
How do you know if you should get vaccinated?
Albert Rizzo, MD, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the flu and whether or not you should be getting your flu vaccine.