Influenza in suburban Cook County
Find a flu shot clinic in your suburban Cook County community.
Flu, or influenza, is a respiratory virus that spreads easily from person-to-person through coughing and sneezing. It can cause mild to severe illness, even death in some cases and the best way to protect yourself and your family is to get vaccinated.
Everyone six months and older should get a flu vaccine. Visit your family doctor, local pharmacist or visit a community vaccination clinic to receive the vaccine. The 2013-2014 flu vaccine will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus.
Visit our clinical services page to see if your child qualifies for a flu shot through the Vaccine for Children Plus program.
In addition to getting vaccinated, residents should practice the three C’s to limit the spread of the influenza virus.
- Clean – properly wash your hands frequently
- Cover – cover your cough and sneeze
- Contain – contain your germs by staying home if you are sick
For more information on influenza, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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