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What is the Flu?Flu

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses.  There are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. Type A and B cause the annual influenza epidemics that have up to 20% of the population sniffling, aching, coughing, and running high fevers.


Who does the Flu Affect?

Everyone, some groups are more at risk, but even healthy people may have serious complications or even die from the flu.  In the US, the flu is linked to between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations each year.


Why do I Need a Flu Vaccine Every Year?

As determined by the Centers for Disease Control, the viruses in flu vaccine change each year based on scientists' tests about which types and strains of the flu will be the most strong that year.


Where do I get a Flu Shot?

Call your doctor or primary care provider to see if they are offering the vaccine.  You may also choose pharmacies and community retailers to get your vaccine.  They offer extended hours and many are available 7 days a week.

Please check the flu clinic locator in the info bar for nearby providers.

 

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Further Reading

Flu Clinic Locator

Vaccine Information Statement

CDC Thimersol Information

NYSDOH Flu Information


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Health Care Services Division
(518) 565-4848

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MENU
menu

What is the Flu?Flu

Flu, or influenza, is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a variety of flu viruses.  There are three types of flu viruses: A, B, and C. Type A and B cause the annual influenza epidemics that have up to 20% of the population sniffling, aching, coughing, and running high fevers.


Who does the Flu Affect?

Everyone, some groups are more at risk, but even healthy people may have serious complications or even die from the flu.  In the US, the flu is linked to between 3,000 and 49,000 deaths and 200,000 hospitalizations each year.


Why do I Need a Flu Vaccine Every Year?

As determined by the Centers for Disease Control, the viruses in flu vaccine change each year based on scientists' tests about which types and strains of the flu will be the most strong that year.


Where do I get a Flu Shot?

Call your doctor or primary care provider to see if they are offering the vaccine.  You may also choose pharmacies and community retailers to get your vaccine.  They offer extended hours and many are available 7 days a week.

Please check the flu clinic locator in the info bar for nearby providers.

 

INFO BAR


Further Reading

Flu Clinic Locator

Vaccine Information Statement

CDC Thimersol Information

NYSDOH Flu Information


Contact Us
Clinton County Health Department
Health Care Services Division
(518) 565-4848

   ATUPA