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Flu shots have important benefits - reduce flu illnesses, visits to doctor’s offices, and missed work and school due to flu as well as make symptoms less harsh.

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flu information from the centers for disease control and prevention (cdc) and the national institute of aging

fluInfluenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infects the nose, throat, and lungs. Some people, such as people 65 years and older, young children, and people with certain health conditionsare at higher risk of serious flu complications. 

Visit the CDC flu web page for information about the 2023-24 season.

for people who have medicare

for healthcare providers, stakeholders, and partners

  • Recommendations. The CDC website offers public health and healthcare professionals key information about vaccination, infection control, prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of seasonal influenza.
  • Communication resource center. Free resources to help you promote the flu vaccine to patients. Download free communication and educational material.
  • Toolkit. This digital toolkit includes details on events/activities, sample social media and newsletter content, graphics, web assets, and media prep material.  This material is downloadable, shareable, and some of the material is customizable. Get the CDC Digital Media Toolkit: 2023-24 Flu Season.
  • Get email updates. Subscribe to get flu updates from the CDC.
  • Materials in other languages. CMS has postcards in other languages to encourage people to get their flu shots.

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