Influenza (flu) is an airborne viral respiratory condition characterized by symptoms of fever, cough, sore throat, and muscle pain. Illness can be mild to severe.
Additional information about the flu season is available from Iowa Department of Public Health here.
The first step and most important step is to get flu vaccine, if you haven’t already—it’s not too late. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated, and the sooner the better, because it takes two weeks for immunity to develop.
Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies and other locations nearby. Many locations provide shots for free. To find locations, click below or call 211.
Getting flu vaccine is especially important for people at high risk of influenza-related complications, including: