Influenza Season is Here!

Who Needs a Flu Vaccine?

It's National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW)! Did you know that flu season can begin as early as October, it usually peaks between December and February, and it can last as late as May? As long as flu virsuses are spreading, it's not too late to get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and your loved ones through fall, winter and into spring. #GetAFluVax

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone six months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against seasonal flu viruses. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Consult with your physician before you receive your flu shot.

Who is at high risk to acquire FLU?

Where Can I Get the Flu Vaccine?

Use the HealthMap Vaccine Finder to locate where you can receive the flu vaccine or visit one of the following locations:

  • Doctor’s office
  • Clinic
  • Health Department
  • Pharmacy
  • Student or Employee Health


How to Help Prevent Flu

  • Avoid close contact
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your mouth and nose
  • Clean your hands
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
  • Practice other good-health-habits:
    • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill
    • Get plenty of sleep
    • Be physically active
    • Manage your stress
    • Drink plenty of fluids
    • Eat nutritious food


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