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How Seniors Can Prevent the Flu

How Seniors Can Prevent the Flu

GET VACCINATED EACH YEAR.

Recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), the flu vaccine protects you against A and B influenza virus strains.10

Learn more about the importance of flu prevention in older persons:

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Why Seniors Should Get Vaccinated Each Year

Why Seniors Should Get Vaccinated Each Year

If you are older, a severe case of flu could take your independence away. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce an elderly person’s risk of severe flu and its potentially serious consequences. Flu vaccines:

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How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

Keep your child away from infected people10

Wash your child’s hands often10

How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu
How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

Teach your child to refrain from touching their eyes, nose and mouth10

Vaccinate your child against the flu every year11

How You Can Prevent Your Child From Catching the Flu

Learn more about flu prevention for children:

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The Flu Is More Serious Than You Think

The Flu Is More Serious Than You Think

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, annual flu epidemics are estimated to result in about:

Catching the flu could also lead to life-threatening complications like:

While the flu is deadliest among children, older adults, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, no one is protected from the virus without vaccination.

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Can wearing a mask protect you?

Can wearing a mask protect you?

A study showed that masks led to a more than threefold reduction in how much flu virus people sprayed into the air.

But sometimes you can even get the flu by touching a surface that has the virus on it, like elevator buttons or doorknobs, and then touching your mouth or nose. And to make matters worse, the flu virus can live for up to three days on those hard surfaces!

The best defense against flu starts with you! One of the most effective ways to protect yourself against flu and its serious complications is through annual flu vaccination but remember to practice good hygiene habits like handwashing too.