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“Getting the flu vaccine is like wearing your seatbelt—it may be uncomfortable and you hope you won’t need it, but it could save your life.”
-Richard Bruno, MD

Flu is a contagious respiratory illness infects the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.

Doctor Gives Flu Vaccine to Patient at Clinic

Flu Prevention

  • Get vaccinated
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

Young Woman Coughing in the Street

Flu Symptoms

  • fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • cough
  • sore throat
  • runny or stuffy nose
  • muscle or body aches
  • headaches
  • fatigue (tiredness)
  • some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.