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About Seasonal Flu

The flu is a respiratory illness that can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Seasonal flu spreads from person to person through droplets from coughs and sneezes. Infectious droplets can travel through air and enter another person's mouth or nose or land on nearby objects. Droplets can also spread when a person touches a contaminated object then touches his or her mouth or nose before washing hands. For more information, visit CDC: Key Facts About Seasonal Influenza.

Preventing the Flu

Here are a few tips to help you stop the flu:

  • Get an annual flu shot to prevent illness and protect your health
  • Always cover coughs and sneezes with tissue (respiratory etiquette)
  • Wash your hands frequently throughout the day
  • Clean commonly touched surfaces often
  • Avoid contact with people who have flu-like symptoms

What To Do If You Get Sick

Information for Specific Groups

Schools/Childcare Healthcare Providers Workplace Faith/Community

Information for Childcare Providers (CDC)

Information for Healthcare Providers (CDC)

Information for Organizations (CDC)

High Risk Groups Podcast (CDC)

Preparing for the Flu


ACIP Recommendations (CDC)

Workplace Planning (

Seniors and Vaccination Podcast (CDC)

Cover Your Cough Poster (English) | (Spanish)

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