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​Flu Season Is Here


flu seasonWhile there is no official start date, flu season usually begins in the fall (October) and ends in late spring (May). Here is more information about the flu and how to prevent it: 

  • Protect yourself against the flu virus. A flu shot is the best protection against the flu virus. Flu shots are recommended for everyone six months and older especially pregnant women, people with other chronic diseases, and adults over 65. 
  • Practice good hygiene. In addition to getting the flu shot, be extra diligent about handwashing and cover your cough. 
  • Know the symptoms. Flu symptoms often come on suddenly and can include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, stuffy or runny nose, headache, body aches, fatigue and in some cases diarrhea and vomiting. 
  • If you’re sick, stay home and seek medical care. To help prevent the spread of flu, don’t go to work or school if you’re experiencing symptoms. Contact your doctor to see if antiviral drugs can be prescribed.  


Flu shots are available at all health department locations as well as most pharmacies, grocery stores, and physicians’ offices. To find a flu shot location near you, click here. You can test your FLUency here