Flu

Every year, millions of people get sick, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands to tens of thousands of people die from flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends all people 6 months and older receive a yearly influenza vaccination as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.

You should get a flu vaccine by the end of October. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, vaccination should continue throughout flu season, even in January or later. Flu vaccines are offered in many locations. Even if you don’t have a regular doctor or nurse, you can get a flu vaccine somewhere else, including doctor’s offices, community clinics, health departments, retail stores, pharmacies, and student health centers, as well as by many employers and schools. Protect Yourself. 

 

Did you know? That anyone even young, healthy adults can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. Buzz buzz (text message: You coming out tonight? I can't I have the flu. My niece and girlfriend have it now too.) The short time it will take you to get a flu vaccine. Can help protect you and the ones you love. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. #FightFlu

 

 

 

Program activities are supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number 5 NH23IP-922609-02-00 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and through the Fund for a Healthy Nevada (FHN). Contents are solely the responsibility of Immunize Nevada and do not necessarily represent the official views of DHHS, DPBH, nor the CDC.