FLU SHOTS ARE NOW AVAILABLE
While washing hands and covering your coughs are effective ways to reduce spreading and getting diseases, the best way to prevent flu is vaccination.
All persons 6 months of age and older need an annual flu shot. The vaccine is especially recommended for:
~ People who are 6 months old and up to their 19th birthday. Note: Children age 6 months to 9 years receive two flu shots the first year they are vaccinated.
~ Those 50 years of age and older.
~ Those who are age 6 months and older with certain chronic health conditions
~ Are pregnant and in any trimester
~ Live in long-term care facilities
~ Live with or care for those at high risk for complications from the flu.
~ Are health care personnel.
~ Are household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of infants age 0-6 months (who are too young to receive vaccine).