I've already seen reports of flu cases – ugh!
Did you know…
- Now is the time to get a flu vaccine and protect your family before flu begins spreading in your community. CDC recommends vaccination by the end of October.
- It takes about 2 weeks after flu vaccination for the body to build up protection against flu.
- Flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor’s visits each year.
- Flu vaccination not only can prevent flu illness, but has been shown to reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations in adults by about 40%.
- A recent study showed flu vaccination among adults reduced the risk of being admitted to an ICU with flu by 82%.
- CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year.
- Having an egg allergy no longer a reason to avoid getting a flu vaccine.
- It’s important to get a flu vaccine every year! Immune protection from a vaccine declines over time, so getting vaccinated every year ensures maximum protection.
- Get the latest updates on flu activity in your state. Read CDC’s weekly #FluView surveillance report for details:
- It's especially important for people with asthma to take special precautions to avoid the flu and seek treatment quickly if they do get sick: