The flu virus tends to peak from October to May, with most cases occurring in January or February, experts say vaccinations can be given at any time during the flu season, but make other recommendations that can be important as well.

The symptoms of influenza and the common cold are very similar; however influenza tends to be more serious. According to official figures in the country approximately 25,000 people die every year due to influenza. This is why experts say it is very important to take the proper precautions to guard yourself from the illness.