Flu Season is Here

Flu vaccine is available now. DSHS encourages you to protect yourself and your family by getting vaccinated as soon as possible. Everyone six months and older should get vaccinated against the flu. It’s particularly important for pregnant women, young children, older adults and people with chronic health conditions, because they are at a greater risk of severe complications if they do get the flu.

Here are five simple steps you can take to reduce your chances of getting – or spreading – the flu:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Wash hands frequently.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Convince those around you to follow all the above. 


For More Information:

Prevention Tips

Everyday Preventive Actions (cdc.gov, pdf)

CDC Says “Take 3” Actions To Fight The Flu

How Flu Spreads

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Last updated September 1, 2017