Influenza, also known as the flu, is transmitted from person to person through sneezes, coughs and touching with hands that were sneezed or coughed into without being washed afterwards.
Influenza is usually a relatively mild disease in healthy adults and older children, but it can be serious in the elderly and very young, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses or other health problems. People in these high-risk groups should be vaccinated every year against influenza. Health care workers and others who live with or care for high-risk individuals also should be vaccinated yearly.
For quick and easy reference to the nearest flu shot clinic available to you, please call the Nurse Advice HotLine at 1-866-681-5872
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