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Flu Vaccine Information
Influenza seasons are unpredictable.
People should get vaccinated now through May!
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
The 2012-2013 seasonal flu vaccine is designed to protect against the three main influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during this season. Included in this year’s vaccine are A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)-like virus; A/Victoria/361/2011 (H3N2)-like virus and B/Wisconsin/1/2010-like virus (Yamagata lineage). It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu.
In accordance with federal and state guidelines, it is recommended that everyone six months of age and older be vaccinated each year.
Get vaccinated, you can protect yourself from the flu and avoid spreading the flu to others.