Flu Shots

Get an Annual Flu Shot

Getting an annual flu shot is an effective way to prevent the flu. Getting vaccinated is especially important for people who are at high risk of infection, such as healthcare workers, those who smoke, those over 50, and those with weakened immune systems (e.g.,due to recent illness).

 Since the strain of the flu virus changes every year, annual vaccines are needed. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in your body that protect you against the flu, so make plans to get vaccinated early in the fall, before flu season begins. 

View the CDC’s Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine here.

View the CDC’s Preventive Steps to take action to prevent flu here.

Tips for Preventing the Flu

Get Vaccinated.
Getting an annual flu shot is the most effective way to prevent the flu.
Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
Use a tissue or your sleeve to cover coughs and sneezes. Wash your hands immediately after.
Stay home if you’re sick.
Avoid infecting others. If you are sick, do not go to work or school.
Wash your hands often.
Use soap and water and scrub for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
Clean commonly used items. 
Items such as phones, remote controls, and faucets should be cleaned often to prevent the spread of germs. 
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