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Overview & facts

Discover all you need to know about flu, including what causes flu and what increases your risk of catching it. Also, learn some proven ways to prevent flu with an annual flu vaccination and simple lifestyle strategies. We want you to stay well and avoid getting flu this year.

What is flu?

Learn the basics about the seasonal flu.

Worried about catching the flu? Then check out these flu basics. Learn all about flu and how it’s different from a cold. Then take steps to protect yourself and your family from flu misery.

Prevention

Flu prevention is well worth the effort. Learn simple strategies to prevent flu, and start using them today.

Undecided about getting a flu jab this year? Vaccination may be your best protection against the flu virus. Learn more about the influenza vaccine and its side effects and see if it’s right for you.

Are there steps you can take to prevent the flu from spreading when having a party?

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