Yes it’s that time of year where everywhere you turn someone is nagging you to get a flu shot. We know you’re probably sick of hearing it but it’s imperative that you get one, especially if you have a serious pulmonary or respiratory ailment. It’s well known that one of the biggest contributors to lung function decline is repeated episodes of exacerbation. Flu and other respiratory infections can spiral into a hospital visit very easily. Prevention is always the best medicine and will go a long way in preventing COPD acceleration.