About Flu

About Flu

Flu can be very serious and being young and healthy doesn’t make you invincible. Getting a flu vaccine each year is your best protection.

How to prevent flu

  1. Get a flu vaccine,
  2. Practice everyday preventive actions, and
  3. Take antiviral medication to treat flu if your doctor prescribes them.

Learn more: cdc.gov/flu/prevent.

How to treat flu

Some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. The only way to know for sure whether you are sick with the flu or COVID-19 is to get tested.

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Most people with the flu have mild illness and do not need medical care or antiviral drugs. If you get sick with flu symptoms, in most cases, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people except to get medical care. You should not go to the emergency room if you are only mildly ill. If, however, you have symptoms of flu and are in a high risk group, or are very sick or worried about your illness, contact your health care provider. If you don’t have a health care provider, find the nearest community health center at findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov.