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A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.

Everyone 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine, particularly those at risk of serious complications.

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients.

 

  • Get vaccinated each year as soon as the flu vaccine becomes available in your community.
  • Flu vaccines protect against viruses that research suggests will be most common each year.
  • Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the current season's vaccines are available.
  • Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness, but are too young to be vaccinated so people who care for them should be vaccinated instead.
  • People at high risk of developing serious flu complications should be vaccinated (e.g. children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease and people 65 years and older).
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities should get an annual flu vaccine.

Healthy Habits to Help Protect Against Flu Protect Your Family From Flu By:

  1. Avoid contact with sick people.
  2. Avoid touching your face.
  3. Cover your coughs and sneezes.
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water.
  5. Stay home when sick.
  6. Take an antiviral drug if prescribed by your doctor.

Know The Symptoms Of Flu

People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)

NOTE: Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

Where Can I Be Vaccinated?

You may be able to obtain a flu vaccine at your healthcare provider’s office, your local pharmacy and/or urgent care center, or a local VNA/Home Health community clinic. They may hold specific flu clinics or schedule you to be vaccinated.

*We recommend that you call the site before visiting to make sure that the specific vaccine you are looking for is available

For more information about influenza – symptoms, prevention, treatment, and flu activity – visit www.cdc.gov/flu/

Additional Flu Resources

Schools

Fight The Flu - Young ChildrenAll schools are strongly encouraged to report student absenteeism in order to provide the most complete public health surveillance data. This process typically takes less than 1 minute to complete! For more info, visit the School Surveillance page. To complete a form, see: https://business.nh.gov/absenteeism/.

Healthcare Providers

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