Flu Resource Center

Influenza: How to prevent and treat a serious infection

While the COVID-19 pandemic is changing some seasonal rituals, the return of influenza or the flu isn’t one of them. The flu is more than a bad cold. Although many people who get the flu recover with rest and fluids, during most flu seasons thousands of Americans die from this illness and millions are sick enough to miss work or school. Influenza is serious — but it can be prevented and treated.

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Flu Vaccine Fact Sheet

Flu Vaccine Fact Sheet

Give Yourself a Fighting Chance Against the Flu: Getting the flu shot helps protect you and your family from the flu. That's especially important now during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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