Hey Cleveland…Don’t Let the Flu Tackle You!
Get a flu shot to protect yourself and your family! Flu is a contagious respiratory illness that causes mild to severe illness in people and in some cases even death. People that are at a high risk of developing complications from the flu, include the elderly, children, and people with chronic medical conditions (e.g. asthma or diabetes). Click here for information about our flu clinic times and locations or call our flu hotline at (216) 664-4621.
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Seasonal flu - A respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses.
|Seasonal flu is common during the fall and winter months. The two main types that commonly affect people are Influenza Type A and Influenza Type B. These strains can cause certain problems in high risk groups including those 65 years of age and older, people with chronic illness, people in nursing homes, health care workers, and infants. Seasonal flu can spread quickly depending on several factors which include:
It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine to prevent widespread illness in the community.
- The types of flu viruses that are active during the flu season
- The amount of flu vaccine available
- The timing of when the flu vaccine becomes available
- How well the flu vaccine matches the influenza viruses that are causing illness during the flu season
- The number of people that get vaccinated
For more information on seasonal flu visit:
Seasonal Flu (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)
Seasonal Influenza: The Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)