ARE YOU FLU READY? Take time to get a flu vaccine
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
* While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common.
* Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
* Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October.
* Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for infants should be vaccinated instead.
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