How to prepare for flu season

There's a lot you can do to protect yourself and others from the flu this season. Wearing a mask, washing your hands, and avoiding touching your face are still helpful ways to prevent the spread. But this year, getting your flu vaccine is crucial.

What do I need to know about the flu vaccine?

  • Getting the flu vaccine is an easy way to protect you and your community against influenza.
  • Safe and effective: It cannot cause you to get influenza because there is no active virus in the vaccine.
  • Your immune system can react to the vaccine by causing some body aches, fatigue, and low grade fevers.
  • Fall is the best time to get the flu vaccine because we see a peak in cases during the winter.

Influenza in a Minute

What are the steps you can take to prepare for and stay safe during flu season? Find out from family medicine specialist Katharine Saunders in the newest Influenza in a Minute.