Flu season is around the corner!

Protect yourself and your family this season with an annual flu vaccine for everyone in your family who is 6 months of age and older. While the timing of flu season is unpredictable, seasonal flu activity can begin as early as October and last as late as May.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people get vaccinated by the end of October, if possible.

It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body that protect against influenza virus infection. So, get your flu vaccine today!

This week the AHA launched its annual United Against the Flu Campaign, where they partner with national organizations to increase awareness and promote flu vaccination. This website includes the CDC guidance for the 2017-2018 influenza season as well as other CDC information.