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FLU SEASON UPDATES & INFORMATION

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SEASONAL FLU

Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. People with flu can spread it to others around them. Flu can occur at any time of year, but most commonly spreads during fall and winter months, also known as “flu season.”

Flu can cause mild to severe illness. Severe cases can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older adults, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk for severe illness from flu. Learn more at cdc.gov/flu.

A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older as the best protection against flu.

 

By getting a flu vaccine, you can:

  • Protect your health and your family’s health.
  • Protect vulnerable loved ones, friends, and neighbors.
  • Protect essential workers, including first responders and healthcare workers.
  • Help ensure hospitals and clinics have capacity to respond to COVID-19 and other illnesses.

GET A FLU VACCINE


Getting a flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your family from getting sick with flu. A yearly flu vaccine is recommended for everyone aged 6 months and older. The vaccine is free for children ages 18 and younger.

Ways to get a vaccine:


  • Call your doctor’s office and schedule an appointment.
  • Check vaccinefinder.org to find a pharmacy or clinic near you.

TAKE STEPS TO PREVENT FLU

 

Many of the same steps recommended to prevent COVID-19 are effective for preventing flu and other respiratory illnesses.

  • Stay home as much as possible if you feel sick.
  • Wash your hands frequently and carry hand sanitizer with you.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or elbow.
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor spaces.

KITSAP FLU DATA


During the flu season, the Kitsap Public Health District provides a weekly report that summarizes influenza activity in Kitsap County. Historical flu season data is available on the state Department of Health’s website.

FLU VACCINE PROMOTION TOOLKITS

These toolkits include flu vaccine promotion materials that can be used by community partners. Thank you for supporting the health of our community!

WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Dept of Health "Think of it as essential" vaccinations

 

CDC

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