Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.
Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently.
The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year. Also, remember to stay away from sick people and wash your hands often to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading influenza to others.
To schedule an appointment with our Immunization Clinic, please call (518) 828-3358; press option #4.
Protect yourself and the people around you:
everyone needs a flu vaccine.
Why Flu Vaccination Matters:
Every year, children die from the flu. Getting the flu vaccine is one of the best ways of preventing getting the flu.
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