Fight the Flu!

FLU SEASON AHEAD – PREVENTION IS KEY TO STAYING HEALTHY!

In the United States, flu viruses (seasonal influenza) is detected year-round.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states, “flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.” (CDC, 2018)

Prevention

The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.  The CDC has a whole page with information and resources about the flu vaccine. To access, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html

Locating Flu Vaccines

Nowadays, flu vaccines are available at many convenient locations.  Flu vaccines can be obtained at your local pharmacy, grocery store, urgent care facility, or physician’s office. To find the closest vaccination site near you, enter your zipcode in the flu-finder below! 

 

Announcement Date: 
Friday, October 5, 2018