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Flu Season is Coming!

Fall Season is Flu Season What is the Flu?

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year.  The upcoming season’s flu vaccine will protect against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the season. This includes an influenza A (H1N1) virus, an influenza A (H3N2) virus, and one or two influenza B viruses, depending on the flu vaccine. For more information, see Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine.

 

Helpful Links:

What are the flu basics?

What should you know for the 2014-2015 Flu Season?  and more useful information.

See the State’s Flu webpage here.

Where is the Flu happening in the US?

Visit flu.gov and join the Twitter chatter, watch videos and learn everything you need to know about the Flu.

 

Flu Clinics:

Clinics by the Harford County Health Department will be providing the FluMist to public school students across the county. Below are the schedules.

First Dose Schedule of Public Schools

First Dose Consent Form

Second Dose Schedule of Public Schools

Second Dose Consent Form

Parent FluMist Letter 

Clinics will also provide the FluMist to the following private schools:

St. Margaret
Harford Day
Mountain Christian
Trinity Lutheran
Highlands
St. Joan of Arc
Click here for a list of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s HealthLink Flu Clinics.