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Seasonal Influenza (Flu) 2020-2021



Get yourself and your family vaccinated graphic design from the CDC

Get a flu shot at most pharmacies for everyone in your family, including kids age 2 and up!
Or call your health care provider.

If you need assistance about where to get a flu shot, please call 2-1-1. Or, go to VaccineFinder.org.

All Tompkins County Health Department flu vaccination clinics are currently closed due to COVID-19


Links to pharmacy's immunization and vaccination information
Note: this is not a complete listing, nor is it meant to endorse any one pharmacy or provider. It is meant only as a guide and convenience.

Who needs a flu vaccine?

Everyone, Every Year!

Influenza is a virus infection that spreads from person to person through coughing and sneezing.

 EVEN HEALTHY PEOPLE can get the flu, and it can be serious.

That’s why everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine.

This season, protect yourself — and those around you — by getting a flu vaccine.

Remember, the FLU ends with “U”!


Learn Your Flu Facts

Dr. Cynthia Leifer, Cornell Professor of Immunology, gives you the facts about the flu. Click here to watch this video and 2 others on our YouTube channel!


 


Want to beat the flu? Here’s what you can do:

Image of teen getting a flu shot--CDC Public Health Image Library No9297
GET IMMUNIZED!

Everyone over 6 months old should be immunized. Call your physician or pharmacy to find out where you can get a flu shot. Or, enter your zip code in the Flu Vaccine Finder, above. When you get vaccinated, you not only reduce your risk of getting the flu, you reduce the risk to those around you. That's because even if you don't have symptoms — you're not sick — you may still be carrying the virus that could infect others.


Image of a baby getting a flu shot--CDC Public Health Image Library No9353

Image of a Woman sneezing into her elbow
COVER YOUR SNEEZE!

Sneeze in your sleeve! Keep your hands clean by directing your cough or sneeze to your sleeve inside your elbow.

WASH YOUR HANDS!

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds (about the time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” twice.) Teach your children to do this and set a good example by doing it yourself.

Image of ill woman blowing her nose
STAY HEALTHY!

Get plenty of rest, eat nutritious foods, stay physically active.

STAY HOME!

Flu is easily spread from person to person. If you’re sick, protect others by staying home and getting well. You’ll appreciate it when others do the same.


Image of Cold-or-Flu chart from CDCAdditional Seasonal Flu Resources

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