Why Should People Get the Flu Shot?

Anyone can become sick with the Flu

  • People at high risk include People 65 years and older
  • Vaccination of high risk people is important to reduce the risk of serious flu illness.
  • High risk people should be vaccinated to keep from spreading the flu.

Symptoms of the Flu are worse than a cold

  • Flu symptoms include:
    • Fever
    • Body Aches
    • Tiredness
    • Cough
  • Cold symptoms are different that the flu. Cold symptoms include:
    • Sneezing
    • Stuffy or runny nose
    • Sore throat

Serious flu illness can result in hospitalization.

Getting the Flu Shot reduces the spread of Flu

  • Everyone 6 months of age and old needs a Flu Shot every year.
  • You don't have to go to the doctors' to get a Flu Shot.
  • You can get a Flu Shot at any of the following locations:
    • Doctor's Office
    • Pharmacy
    • Flu Clinic
    • Albany County Health Department