December 6-12, 2015 is National Influenza Awareness Week. Most likely we have all had the flu at some point in our lives. For most of us, being sick with the flu means curling up in bed with a box of tissues and getting lots of sleep. Enduring the virus is miserable, taking time away from work, family, and leisure, but with a few days of rest we are back to work again. For others, such as those who need in home care, the flu can lead to life threatening complications. As the 2015-2016 Flu season kicks into gear, understanding the risks of the flu and the benefits of getting the vaccine is important.