Flu Information

The timing of flu is very unpredictable and can vary in different parts of the country and from season to season. Most seasonal flu activity typically occurs between October and May. Flu activity most commonly peaks in the United States between December and February.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

(CDC)


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

People should begin getting vaccinated soon after flu vaccine becomes available, ideally by October, to ensure that as many people as possible are protected before flu season begins. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating in the community, it's not too late to get vaccinated.

Every Day Prevention


In addition to getting a seasonal flu vaccine if you have not already gotten vaccinated, you can take everyday preventive actions such as staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. If you are sick with flu, stay home from work or school to prevent spreading flu to others. More information can be found on the CDC website.

Vaccine Types


For the 2020-2021 flu season, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm
Season will address most general questions about influenza and vaccination.

If you have questions about which vaccine is best for you, talk to your doctor or other health care professional.