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Three Actions to Fight the Flu this Flu Season

Flu is a serious contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. You have the power to protect yourself and your family this season with these three actions to fight flu.
  1. Get a flu vaccine. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine. As long as flu activity is ongoing, it’s not too late to get vaccinated, even in January or later.
  2. Take everyday actions to stop the spread of germs. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, and wash your hands often with soap and water. If you become sick, limit your contact with others to keep from infecting them.
  3. Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them. If you get the flu, medicine, called antiviral drugs, can be used to treat flu illness. Antiviral drugs can make illness milder and shorten the time you are sick. They may also prevent serious flu complications.
Learn more about how you can fight the flu this season at www.cdc.gov/fightflu



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