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Substiute House Bill 62
The Flu Ends with you –
National Influenza and Vaccination Week December 5-11
Influenza (the flu) is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Anyone can get sick from the flu. While flu can make anyone sick, certain people are at greater risk for serious complications from the flu, causing hospitalization or even death.
Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread, and they can affect people differently based on their body’s ability to fight infection. Even healthy children and adults can get very sick from the flu and spread it to family and friends. Flu seasons are unpredictable and can be severe. Studies going back 30 years to 1976 show that seasonal flu-related deaths have ranged from about 3,000 people to 49,000 people.
CDC urges you to take the following 3 actions to protect yourself and others from the flu
#1 Take time to get a flu vaccine
# 2 Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
#3 Take flu antiviral drugs if they are prescribed.