This page is for healthcare providers. For more general information, see our Influenza page. 

Influenza is more than a bad cold. It's a contagious respiratory infection caused by various strains of influenza virus. It can lead to life-threatening complications. Each year, seasonal influenza epidemics cause 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 single most important tool in preventing influenza-related deaths.

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



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