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Influenza Vaccination Material

For Patients

The flu is a type of germ (called a virus). It can get into the nose, throat, and lungs. Flu is also called influenza (in-floo-EN-zuh). Even though many people who get the flu recover well, it can cause severe illness and even death. Getting a flu shot can not only protect you but also help you limit the spread of the virus to other people.

American Lung Association

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

ATS Public Advisory Roundtable (PAR) -- Families Fighting Flu

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)