The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk for serious flu complications from influenza. Visit the CDC website to learn more about who should get the flu shot.
To find a flu vaccine near you, visit https://vaccinefinder.org/ or enter your zip code on the Flu Vaccine Finder in the panel to the right.
Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and whooping cough are spread by: