Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as those 65 years and older, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at higher risk of serious flu complications. The best way to prevent flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year. Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season.
Visit https://www.vaccines.gov/find-vaccines/ to find a vaccine location near you:
For more information on the flu, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/