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Influenza Awareness

Influenza Awareness

   |   Thursday, August 01, 2019

August is National Influenza Awareness

What is Influenza, or flu? 

Influenza also known as the flu is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread from person to person. We are all at risk for getting and spreading the flu. If you have asthma or other lung diseases, you are at higher risk of developing complications from the flu. Health officials recommend that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an influenza vaccination each and every year. We encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider to learn more about influenza and annual vaccination.

To learn more about influenza please visit American Lung Association .

Influenza - a serious respiratory illness