Influenza (the flu) is a disease that primarily affects people’s airways and lungs. It is caused by influenza viruses that easily spread from person to person in schools, workplaces, public environments, and homes.  Public Health – Seattle & King County recommend that everyone over 6 months of age get the annual flu vaccine to prevent sickness, unnecessary healthcare visits, hospitalizations, and deaths from influenza.

The seasonal flu vaccine is available at the NU Wellness Center.

Flu Facts: Influenza fact sheet

How the Flu is Transmitted?

Is it a Cold or the Flu?

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