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Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 


Current Season  |  Vaccine Finder  |  Steps to Avoid the Flu  |  More Info


Who needs a flu vaccine?

Everyone, Every Year!

Influenza is a virus infection that spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

 
EVEN HEALTHY PEOPLE can get the flu, and it can be serious.

That's why everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.

This season, protect yourself — and those around you — by getting a flu vaccine.

Remember, the FLU ends with “U”!

Questions? Call (607) 274-6616


There are many locations to get your flu vaccination. Use this handy tool to find a location near you!



  Want to beat the flu? Here's what you can do:

GET IMMUNIZED!
Everyone over 6 months old should be immunized. Call your physician or pharmacy to find out where you can get a flu shot. You can also go to www.flu.gov and enter your zip code in the Flu Vaccine Finder. 

COVER YOUR SNEEZE!
Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Throw the tissue in the trash, then wash your hands. Sneeze in your sleeve! Keep your hands clean by directing your cough or sneeze to your sleeve inside your elbow.

WASH YOUR HANDS!
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.) Teach your children to do this and set a good example by doing it yourself.

STAY HEALTHY!
Get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, stay physically active.

STAY HOME!
Flu is easily spread from person to person. If you’re sick, protect others by staying home and getting well. You’ll appreciate it when others do the same.

 

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