The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as the elderly, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
Click here for more information on CDC updates & recommendations for the 2019-2020 Influenza Season.
2019-20 FLU SEASON.
For Health Care Professionals: Preparing Your Practice/Fight Flu Toolkit
As healthcare professionals prepare to have conversations with patients around flu vaccination, CDC has pulled together a suite of digital and print-off materials to help in effectively conveying the threat of flu and why flu vaccination is so important.
These resources include:
All About Flu - From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information for Specific High Risk Groups:Adults 65 Years and OlderPregnant WomenYoung ChildrenPeople with AsthmaPeople with DiabetesPeople with HIVPeople with CancerChildren with Neurological ConditionsPeople with Heart Disease & Stroke
2019-2020 Flu Vaccine FAQ with FluMist Info