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Influenza, usually called flu, is highly contagious. Most people recover with rest and basic care – healthy food, plenty of fluids. However, the flu can be serious. Infants, older adults, pregnant women and people with underlying conditions are at higher risk of hospitalization or death.
Flu season is unpredictable. Typically, it starts in October and peaks between December and February.
Getting your flu shot is even more important this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Think of it as essential. Talk to your medical provider or local pharmacy.
If you do feel sick, stay home to avoid spreading the illness. Be sure to always wash hands and surfaces thoroughly with soap and warm water. Cover sneezes or coughs with a tissue, and never cook or serve food when you are sick.
Learn more at www.snohd.org/flu.