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Influenza (Flu)

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Flu – short for influenza – is a respiratory illness that spreads easily from person to person.

Getting a flu shot (vaccine) is your best protection against the flu. Everyone age 6 months and older should get the vaccine each flu season (Sept through early spring).


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