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Flu and You

Note: On June 22, 2016, CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended a change to U.S. influenza vaccination policy for 2016-2017. The ACIP recommendation must be reviewed and approved by CDC’s Director, and the final recommendations will be published in a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), in late summer or early fall. The content of this website will be reviewed and updated prior to the 2016-2017 influenza season.

Did you know? That anyone even young, healthy adults can get sick from the flu and spread it to others. Buzz buzz (text message: You coming out tonight? I can't I have the flu. My niece and girlfriend have it now too.) The short time it will take you to get a flu vaccine. Can help protect you and the ones you love. The flu vaccine is safe and does not cause the flu. #GetAFluVax

Weekly U.S. Flu Map

Preventive Steps

	Get Vaccinated

Take steps every day to stop the spread of germs. Getting the flu vaccine is the most important step.



	What are the flu symptoms?

Do you have a cold or the flu? Compare symptoms, learn about complications, and find out when to see a doctor.



	Feeling Sick

Learn what to do if you are sick and what steps you should take to protect others. Also, find tips to care for others who are sick.


Take the Pledge

	I pledge to get the flu vaccine.

The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated.