Flu activity for the 2015-16 flu season is reported to be low so far, but it might be a good time to go ahead and get your shot now. Most shots take about two weeks to really kick in. Health experts say that a vaccination is the best defense against seasonal flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the flu vaccine. Use the Flu Vaccine Finder to find a flu vaccine location near you.
Flu resources for your business
- Business Planning for Seasonal Flu – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services flu.gov
- Seasonal Flu Information for Businesses & Employers – Centers for Disease Control
- Influenza Outbreak: What your business should be doing – tips from Zurich Insurance
Flu resources for healthcare providers
- Health Professionals – Seasonal Flu – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services flu.gov
- Influenza Vaccination Information for Health Care Workers – Centers for Disease Control
- Get the CDC Influenza App for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals
Flu resources for schools & childcare Providers
- School Planning – Seasonal Flu – U.S. Department of Health & Human Services flu.gov
- Seasonal Flu Information for Schools & Childcare Providers – Centers for Disease Control
Flu resources for the general public
- Weekly US Map: Influenza Summary Update
- Flu Symptoms and Treatment
- Flu Information for Parents with Young Children – Centers for Disease Control
- Flu information for travelers – Centers for Disease Control
- People at High Risk of Developing Flu–Related Complications – The Centers for Disease Control notes that most people who get the flu will have mild illness, will not need medical care or antiviral drugs, and will recover in less than two weeks. Some people, however, are more likely to get flu complications that result in being hospitalized and occasionally result in death. Learn more about people at high risk.
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