Influenza in suburban Cook County
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 2012-2013 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.
To see if your child qualifies for a flu shot through the Vaccine for Children Plus program, please click here for more information.
For more information on influenza, please visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Flu Vaccine Finder