The best way to prevent flu is to get vaccinated.
Everyone six months of age and older should receive the flu vaccine. It's especially important if you live with people who are at high risk for developing flu-related complications.
In addition to getting the seasonal flu shot each year, you can take these steps to help prevent the spread of the flu.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Influenza, ic-ahc-14772; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Minnesota Department of Health
Allina Health's Patient Education Department; Heidi Gallart, infection preventionist, Allina Health
Annual influenza vaccinations are available at most Allina Health clinics. Get your flu shot by calling the clinic or scheduling online with MyChart.
"I get a flu shot every year to protect my family." – Bryon Pratt, benefits specialist at Allina Health