Spread of Flu
The flu is spread person-to-person by coughing and sneezing.
Healthy adults can infect others even before symptoms appear.
They may remain infectious for 7 days.
Children remain infectious for as long as 10 days.
Protect Yourself and Your Family
Cover your cough or sneeze into your sleeve
Discard used tissues properly
Wash your hands often with soap and water
Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer between washings
Stay home when you are ill
Get a flu shot
Who Should Be Vaccinated?
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health
(DOH) recommend that all individuals over the age of 6 months
receive a flu vaccine especially those at highest risk.
Young children (especially those under age 5)
All people with chronic health conditions or medical concerns
Household contacts or caregivers of any of the above groups
Household contacts or caregivers of babies less than 6 months
Flu shots are available from local public health
departments, some private providers, and various
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Additional information at the CDC and DOH Websites.