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Flu Vaccines

What is Influenza

Influenza, commonly known as flu, is a contagious disease caused by the influenza virus. It is easily spread by coughing, sneezing, or by touching contaminated surfaces and then touching your mouth or nose. Symptoms include:

  • Fever

  • Cough

  • Sore throat

  • Headache

  • Chills

  • Muscle aches

  • Tiredness

  • Vomiting


Flu is much more severe in pregnant women, infants, the elderly, and people with certain health conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease or a weakened immune system.

what is the vaccine

What is the infuenza vaccine

The flu vaccine uses parts of the killed virus to create an immune response which can protect you from becoming ill if you become exposed to live influenza virus. Because the flu vaccine contains only killed virus particles, and not living viruses, vaccination cannot cause flu.

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