Joseph F. Sullivan Center

Influenza

Influenza vaccine: prevents specific strains of the flu

  • All people 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine annually, especially those at higher risk for getting the flu (including health care workers and those with compromised immune systems). There are several types of flu vaccine, ask your health care provider which one is best for you.
  • What is the flu? A virus spread through an infected person’s cough or sneezes, and can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms include sudden high fever, cough, chills, headache, runny nose, sore throat, sore muscles and joint pain. The flu can cause extreme fatigue for several days to weeks. Severe cases can lead to hospitalization or even death.
  • Each year, thousands of people die from the flu and even more are hospitalized. 

Click here for the CDC Vaccine Information Statement about the Influenza Vaccine