Influenza/Flu Information

National Influenza Vaccination Awareness Week
December 2nd-8th
Remember It’s Not Too Late to Get Your Flu Shot

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The best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu shot

Good habits like covering your cough and washing your hands can help stop the spread of germs and prevent illnesses like the flu.

You can get a flu shot at:

  • Your primary care provider’s office.
  • The Health Department.  Call us for an appointment at 607-778-2839.
  • A local retail pharmacy.

         To find available local retail /pharmacy clinics try the Flu Clinic Locator.

 

Common Flu Signs & Symptoms

Flu signs and symptoms usually come on suddenly. People who are sick with flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.

*It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.

Information for Specific High-Risk Groups or Conditions

Additional Influenza Information Is Available On The Following Websites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

The New York State Flu Tracker tracks laboratory-confirmed influenza cases each week across New York, in each region and county, and compares trends between seasons