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Get yourself and your family vaccinated! A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. #Fight Flu CDC

Flu vaccination is recommended annually for those 6 months of age and older. Protecting yourself and your family is more important than ever this flu season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

What You Need to Know

  • Flu is a contagious illness that affects the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
  • Flu symptoms include: cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue or tiredness.
  • Flu season runs from fall through spring, with the peak flu activity typically from December through February.
  • The flu vaccine is safe and it does not cause the flu.
  • The best way to prevent flu is to get the flu shot each year. Talk to a doctor, nurse, clinic staff or pharmacist to get the shot.
Child receiving a shot.

Parents and Children

Understand the importance of flu vaccination for children.

Pregnant woman wearing a mask in baby room.

Pregnant Women

The flu shot is a critical precaution for pregnant women.

Woman using an inhaler.

Chronic Conditions

The flu is riskier for those with certain chronic health conditions.

Doctor giving a female senior citizen a shot.

Senior Citizens

Seniors are especially vulnerable to serious flu illness.

Doctor about to administer a shot to a female patient.

Healthcare Professionals

The flu shot protects healthcare professionals and their patients.

Two doctors wearing masks and healthcare protective wear.

Preparedness Teams

The flu shot is vital for healthcare preparedness and response.