Influenza (SEasonal flu)
Influenza is a contagious respiratory infection that spreads readily from person to person. Flu-like symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get an annual flu vaccine to help prevent sickness, serious complications, and possible death from influenza.
It takes up to two weeks for the body to develop immunity, so get vaccinated as soon as the flu vaccine is available. Protection lasts throughout the flu season, which usually peaks in February and continues into the spring.
Talk with your healthcare provider about the flu vaccine or visit the Macomb County Health Department seasonal flu vaccine information web page for clinic locations and times.