Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but across the world millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others – this is why it is important to take all measures to protect yourself and your family.
You can get the flu from your family, friends and coworkers who are sick with the flu. If you get the flu, you can spread it to others even if you don’t feel sick. By getting vaccinated, you help protect yourself, your family and friends.