2023 - 2024 Flu Vaccine Recommendations
Influenza is a leading cause of respiratory illness in the fall and winter months, leading to missed work and school days, and in severe cases, hospitalization. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older receive the flu vaccine.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Good hand hygiene – wash your hands or use sanitizer if water and soap aren’t available.
- Stay home if you are sick!
- Wear a mask and/or stay at least 6 feet away from others if you have any flu symptoms.
- If you are in a high-risk group or have moderate to severe flu symptoms, contact your healthcare provider to determine if anti-viral medication is appropriate for you.
A flu test can be done in your healthcare provider’s office or an urgent care center. Symptoms of the flu can occur anywhere from 2-4 days after exposure.
Common flu symptoms include:
- Fever or feeling feverish or chills
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle or body aches
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Vomiting and diarrhea (more common in children)