Overview

For more general information, see our Influenza page. 

Influenza is not just a bad cold. It is a contagious respiratory infection caused by various strains of influenza virus. It can cause life-threatening complications. Each year, seasonal influenza causes thousands of deaths and hospitalizations. People with long-term health conditions are especially at risk.

Getting vaccinated protects you, your family and your patients. Annual vaccination is the most important tool to prevent influenza-related deaths.

Sign up to receive regular influenza updates. Go to our eNotifications page and choose Health Advisories and Disease Alerts.

Intervention

Surveillance

Healthcare facilities

Vaccine

Patient materials