The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent seasonal flu is by getting a seasonal flu vaccination each year.
Every year in the United States, on average:
Some people, such as older people, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease), are at increased risk for serious complications from seasonal flu illness.
The single best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated each year. Find out how to get FREE flu vaccine from Napa County Public Health.
The following good health and hygiene habits like can also help prevent respiratory illnesses like the flu:
The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program offers school health education programs and training with the goal to reduce school absences due to a decrease in illness spread through improper hygiene.
Click below to see video clips of Napa County Public Health Education Specialist Cara Mae McGarry talking about WHACK the Flu in Spanish on Unvision 14's morning show ¡A Despertar!