Atlanta VA Health Care System
Get your flu shot every year to protect yourself
Vaccination is the surest way to protect against getting the flu. The flu can become more than just a feverish, achy condition that lasts a few days. Hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. are hospitalized every year with complications from influenza.
Get your flu shot every year to protect yourself and help keep the flu from spreading to others. To learn more about the flu vaccine, visit www.publichealth.va.gov/flu/vaccination/index.asp.
What else can you do to slow the spread of flu? Take these simple precautions:
- Clean hands often.
- Keep hands away from your face.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
Stay home when you are sick.