Did you know that approximately one out of every five Americans becomes ill with influenza each year?
The flu is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death, for you or someone you love.
The best way to prevent influenza is to receive the annual flu vaccine, and to make sure everyone in your family receives it as well. The flu vaccine is both safe and effective, and it will help protect you and your family from influenza.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  now recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be immunized.
Protect yourself and your loved ones: get vaccinated!
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Prevention and control of influenza with vaccines: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), 2010. MMWR. 2010;59(RR-8):1-62.
CDC. Seasonal influenza: the disease. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/index.htm . Accessed November 11, 2010.