The Influenza (Flu) vaccination has never been so important to get until now. It is especially important to get vaccinated since we are currently in a global pandemic. The flu shot prevents you from getting sick with the flu and spreading it to others. In Addition, the vaccine can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working adults, and older adults. This reduces hospitalization rates which are already increasing due to the COVID patients. Influenza is a is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. This virus can cause mild to severe illness which can lead to hospitalization and even death. Older adults, children, and people with certain health conditions more more susceptible to serious flu complications. The two types of influenza, type A and B, spread in people are responsible for the seasonal flu epidemic each year. The best way to keep you, your family, and others protected from the flu is to get vaccinated.
- fever* or feeling feverish/chills
- sore throat
- runny or stuffy nose
- muscle or body aches
- fatigue (tiredness)
- some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
*Not eveyone with the flu will have a fever.
Below are links where you can easily get your flu shot:
Click the link below to find out more information from the CDC about the Influzenza Virus. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/index.html