Influenza (Flu)


Picture of hands pulling vaccine into syringe 2013-2014 Flu Season

  • An annual flu vaccine is the best way to fight the flu.
  • CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older, get vaccinated against the flu every year, especially people who are at high risk.
  • The Health Department recommends getting vaccinated as soon as vaccine becomes available in the fall. Vaccine is widely available. Use flu locator on this page to locate a vaccine center nearest to you.
  • Flu vaccine is safe and effective.
  • Flu vaccine cannot cause the flu.

More Info:

Flu Prevention

Prevention picture of people stopping the fluLearn how to fight the flu!

Learn about Seasonal and Pandemic Influenza

Picture of the Influenza self help guide

Where to Find a Flu Vaccine

  • Use the Flu Vaccine Finder to locate a provider near you. Cost for vaccine may vary by location.
  • Flu vaccine is available through all of the traditional flu vaccine providers which include:
    • Your doctor or health care provider
    • Local pharmacies and grocery stores
  • Flu vaccine is available at Fairfax County Health Department clinics.

See How Community Immunity Works

When enough people are vaccinated against the flu, everyone in the community is protected. For community immunity to work, each of us who can receive vaccine, must be vaccinated each year, because the flu virus changes from year to year.

Learn more about community immunity.


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