Getting a flu shot is the single best way to avoid getting the flu.
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The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccination each year. More…
Vaccinations, good health habits and antiviral drugs can help prevent the Flu. More…
If you are Sick
If you are sick, you should stay home until you are free of fever, without the use of fever-reducing medicine for at least 24 hours.
It is very difficult to distinguish the flu from other infections on the basis of symptoms alone. A doctor's exam may be needed to tell whether you have developed the flu or a complication of the flu. If you develop flu-like symptoms and are concerned about your illness, especially if are at high risk for complications of the flu, you should consult your health-care provider. More…
Seasonal Flu Shots
Additional information for flu shot providers nationwide can be found here http://www.flucliniclocator.org/.
Information on the Vaccines for Children Program can be found here http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/parents/flyer-vfc-parents.htm.