Seasonal Influenza (Flu)

Protect yourself and those around you during flu season and get your flu vaccine. It’s available in nearly every pharmacy, doctor’s office, and you’re local Health Department. Plus, you can often get it at little to no cost. Don’t wait. Get your flu vaccine. Get it. Got it. Good.

About the Flu

The flu is a contagious respiratory virus that can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Those at high risk for serious flu complications include older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions or compromised immune systems. The CDC estimates that more than 12,000 people died from the Flu each year, including 10,000 who are under 65 years old.

Get Vaccinated

The first and most important step in protecting you and your family from the flu virus is to get a flu vaccine each year, and it is more important than ever with this flu season coinciding with COVID-19 and RSV. Because some of the symptoms of flu, COVID-19 and RSV are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, and testing may be needed to help confirm a diagnosis.

Contact your health care provider or your local Health Department (910-640-6615) to make an appointment to get your flu vaccination.