Influenza Information for Families and Individuals
Influenza (flu) is a very contagious illness caused by the influenza virus. The flu can cause mild to severe illness.
It’s up to you to stop the flu and the best way is to get a flu shot. Also, everyday preventive actions may offer some protection against the flu.
For your convenience, DSHS has gathered additional online resources for your family from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC links open in a new window.
- Seasonal Influenza: FAQs
- Flu: A Guide for Parents – español (cdc.gov, pdf)
- Flu Information for Parents (cdc.gov)
- Everyday Preventive Actions (cdc.gov, pdf)
- Cold Versus Flu (cdc.gov)
- How Flu Spreads (cdc.gov)
- What to Do If You Get Sick (cdc.gov)
- Flu & You Brochure - español (cdc.gov, pdf)
- Information for Travelers (cdc.gov)
- Flu Prevention: Take Three Steps (cdc.gov)
- Key Facts about Influenza (cdc.gov)
- Preventing the Flu with Vaccination (cdc.gov)
- Who should Vaccinate? (cdc.gov)
- Are you at High Risk? (cdc.gov)
- Vaccination for those 65 and Older (cdc.gov)
- Flu and People with Asthma (cdc.gov)
- Flu and People with Diabetes (cdc.gov)
- Pregnant Women and Influenza (cdc.gov)
- Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine (cdc.gov)
- Antiviral Drugs - What You Should Know (cdc.gov)