NFID supports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) “Take 3” campaign to help protect individuals and communities against influenza (flu).
1. Get an annual flu vaccine
An annual flu vaccine is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older.
2. Practice healthy habits
- Wash your hands often with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Stay home if you are sick and try to avoid contact with sick people
3. Take flu antiviral drugs if prescribed
- If you do get the flu, call your healthcare professional as soon as possible, as flu antivirals may be prescribed to treat your illness
- Antiviral drugs can make illness milder, shorten the time you are sick, and may also prevent serious flu-related complications
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Influenza (flu) is not just a common cold. Anyone can get sick with flu, but certain people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications.
Certain antiviral drugs can help reduce symptoms of influenza (flu), shorten the duration of illness, and prevent complications
To help prepare for flu season, download the NFID Flu Preparedness Guide to learn more about best practices for treating and preventing the spread of flu, as well as tips on assembling a flu preparedness kit and emergency contact list