Top 3 Reasons to Get Your Flu Vaccine
- Prevents influenza-related death.
- Prevents severe illness.
- Protects other people.
Locate a Flu Shot
Check with your physician or use one of these convenient locators to schedule your flu vaccine.
Follow these simple steps to prevent the flu:
- Get Vaccinated!
- Wash your hands often—the most common way to catch the flu is to touch your own eyes, nose, or mouth with your hands.
- Keep your hands away from your face.
- Keep your distance from others when you are sick.
- Keep your distance if you are around someone else who is sick.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when sneezing and coughing.
- If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- Be aware you can still spread germs up to 7 days after getting sick.
- Vaccinate—get your flu shot. Additionally, Pneumococcal vaccine is available and recommended for persons at increased risk for serious Pneumococcal infection, including those age 2 years or older with certain chronic medical conditions and all persons aged 65 years or older.