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Vaccines > Influenza
(flu) Vaccine
At a glance: Influenza viruses change often. Therefore, influenza vaccine is updated each year to make sure it is as effective as possible. Protection develops about 2 weeks after getting the shot and may last up to a year.

This page leads to many pages that describe the vaccine, offer the latest information on the vaccine supply, answer questions, provide reference materials for healthcare providers, etc.

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Latest info
on flu vaccine
Covers topics such as: 
  • Vaccine supply status 
  • Updated Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations
  • Q&As on updated ACIP recommendations 
  • Suggestions for protecting those at highest risk first
  • Flu bulletins 
  • Prevention and control of influenza: recommendations of the ACIP 
In short Describes the disease, symptoms, complications, transmission and vaccine
Current and archived press releases on the availability of influenza vaccine supplies.
pdf file Vaccine
Printable page that answers the questions on the influenza vaccine:
  • Why get vaccinated?
  • Who should get influenza vaccine?
  • When should I get influenza vaccine?
  • Can I get influenza even if I get the vaccine this year?
  • Who should talk to a doctor before getting the influenza vaccine?
  • What are the risks from influenza vaccine?
  • What if there is a moderate or serious reaction?
  • How can I learn more?

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