Influenza is a seasonal disease that spreads via airborne droplets and contaminated surfaces. It's highly contagious - people can spread the flu even if they don't know they’re sick.
Influenza spreads mainly person-to-person when infected people cough or sneeze.
Steps to help you stay healthy and protected from the flu
Get a flu shot
Most deaths and hospitalizations from influenza and its related complications occur in babies, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems. But most flu transmissions come from young, healthy, unvaccinated children and adults. That's why vaccination is such an important part of flu prevention.
To find out where to get your flu vaccination, use our flu vaccine locator tool or call SafeNet at 211.