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Flu Dashboard
for Data County, USA

Flu Season

In the United States the flu season is typically in the fall and winter months. The peak of flu season usually falls between late November through March. The flu comes from the influenza virus which primarily infects the nose and throat. The effects of the flu vary in severity. 

Why Vaccinate?

One of the most effective ways to not get the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Every flu season is different as the flu virus is constantly changing. As a result, it is important to get vaccinated every year.

How To Avoid Getting the Flu

In addition to getting a flu shot, there are many health habits that can help prevent illnesses like the flu. Some of these health habits include: avoid close contact with someone who is sick, cover your mouth and nose, and clean your hands.

What To Do When You Get the Flu

Most people who get the flu do not need medical care and will want to stay home and avoid close contact with others as much as possible. Despite this, there are people who are at high risk of flu-related complications which can result in hospitalizations and sometimes death. 

Data Source: Data County, USA.