Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.
This season's (2012-2013) flu vaccine is available and will protect against the three influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during this flu season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and an influenza B virus. Seasonal flu vaccine is recommended for everyone who is 6 months of age and older.
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Cost: $35 (please refer to the immunization information page regarding insurance coverage)
Want to reduce your wait time? Click here for the 2012-2013 Seasonal Flu Form. Fill it out ahead of time and bring it with you.