Protecting children, families, and communities against influenza.

Who needs a flu vaccine?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated against the flu every year.

Why do I need a flu vaccine?

The flu does not discriminate and can be a potentially serious and even deadly disease for anyone, regardless of age or health status. Every year, otherwise healthy individuals of all ages suffer complications from flu that result in hospitalization and death. When you get an annual flu vaccine, you're less likely to suffer with flu, and you reduce your risk of hospitalization or death if you should get sick.

But it's not just about protecting yourself. Getting vaccinated also helps protect others you may come into contact with, such as family members, friends, co-workers, and community members.

Latasha's Flu Story

Latasha was a healthy, active 34-year-old when the flu virus led her to suffer with congestive heart failure.

Read Latasha’s story.

Amiah was just 4-years-old when she lost her fight against the flu.

Read Amiah's story.

 

Getting vaccinated help protects you, your loved ones, and your community. This is called community immunity.

The more people that are vaccinated, the less chance the flu virus has to spread. When we get vaccinated, we help reduce the overall transmission of flu, which in turn helps prevent the spread of flu to individuals who are at greatest risk for severe and fatal complications. This can include:

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