Flu Season is Here

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The weather is cooling down and that means fall season is here. This also means flu season is here. Now is the time to make plans to get your flu shot to help protect yourself and your loved ones. The community is stronger when we are all protected. We need to get vaccinated from the flu every year.  The CDC recommends everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Each year, there is a different strain of the virus that can make people sick. Every flu season, to keep up with the circulating strains, the flu vaccine is updated to act as the best defense against the virus. Don’t confuse the common cold for the flu. The flu is a serious disease. While similar in symptoms – the flu is a highly contagious viral infection of the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). The influenza virus can cause severe illness, more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized and tens of thousands die every year. The most important thing you can do for yourself, your family and the community is to get your flu shot today.

Where can I get a flu shot?

If you would like to find a flu vaccine location near you visit ImmunizeNevada.org. The Southern Nevada Health District offers flu vaccines by appointment at their clinic locations. Call 702-759-0850 to schedule an appointment.

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