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Adults With Asthma Should Receive Flu Vaccination

Key Facts about Flu Shots

Here you can find out about the flu, its effects on the body, andhow it spreads.  It is important to know the groups of people who are considered to be in the high-risk groups.

Flu Shot – What You Need to Know
Influenza can lead to pneumonia and can be dangerous for people with heart or breathing conditions. It can cause high fever and seizures  in children. Influenza kills about 36,000 people each year  in the United States mostly among the elderly. This document will give you information about the who should get the shot, when to get it, risks of the shot, and who is at high risk for serious complication from the flu.

HIV/AIDS and the Flu

This fact sheet provides Questions & Answers to guide both the administration of flu shots and antiviral medications in people with HIV/AIDS.
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Flu Information in Other Languages

Allergy to Vaccine Additives
This chart is helpful for children and adults with a prior history of allergic reactions to any of the substances, in vaccines, should consult their child’s health care provider before vaccination.

Questions and Answers: Information for Schools about the Flu

Schools are key in keeping their communities healthy by taking actions such as posting information about hand hygiene in restrooms, providing flu prevention messages in daily announcements, and being vigilant about cleaning and disinfecting classroom materials.
Answers to questions commonly asked by school administrators, teachers, staff, and parents can be found here:
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Is It a Cold or the Flu?

Your child is sent home from school with a sore throat, cough, and high fever - could it be the flu that's been going around? Or is it just a common cold? This checklist will help you to decide whether your child has a cold or the flu.

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