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Public Health » Influenza
General Information

Getting your flu shot this year is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic. Protect yourself and those you love by getting a flu shot!

How to Stay Healthy During Flu Season
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older (with a few rare exceptions) receive the flu vaccine. More information on flu vaccines here:

What's New for the 2021-2022 Flu Season
  • All flu vaccines will be quadrivalent, meaning they will protect against 4 different flu viruses.
  • All flu vaccines will be designed to protect against the 4 viruses that research shows us will be the most common.
  • Flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine can be given at the same time.
Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu:
1. Vaccinate
2. Everyday Healthy Habits
3. Antiviral Drugs

Vaccination: CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and up receive a flu vaccine every year. The flu vaccine will protect you against several different types of flu viruses.

Everyday Healthy Habits Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough and sneeze. Wash your hands often with soap and water; if that’s not available use an alcohol based hand sanitizer. Stay home when you are sick so that you don’t get others sick.

Antiviral Drugs: These are drugs that can treat the flu. It’s important that they are taken early, within 2 days of getting the flu. For some people, the flu can make them very sick and cause dangerous complications, so it’s very important that they receive antiviral drugs. These people include pregnant women, young children, people 65 and older and people with certain chronic health conditions.

If you have flu symptoms (listed below), stay home!
  • Fever (usually high)
  • Headache
  • Extreme tiredness
  • Dry cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle aches
  • Stomach symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, also can occur but are more common in children than adults
Contact:  Public Health Department - 920-834-7000
Phone: 920-834-7000