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West Virginia Influenza "Flu" Resource Center

Influenza (also known as the flu) is a respiratory illness caused by flu viruses that can spread easily from person to person. Influenza can cause mild to severe illness. Symptoms usually are fever and cough or sore throat, and may also include headache, extreme tiredness, runny or stuffy nose, or muscle aches. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea can also occur, especially in children.

What can you do? Get vaccinated! Everybody age 6 months and older should get influenza vaccine every year.

Please read the Vaccine Information Statement found HERE for more information on flu vaccine.

Most people need only one dose for protection. Some children aged 6 months through 8 years will need two doses four weeks apart for full protection this year. Talk to your child’s healthcare provider for more information.

As with all vaccines, there are numerous myths that often confuse people. Here is credible information about vaccine safety. 

WV Flu Information          About the Flu                       Current Season      
Parents & Expecting       Seniors                                 Caregivers 
WV Flu Data                    Business Planning               Community Planning

School Planning              Travelers                        Health Professionals     

H1N1 Information            Immunization Schedules     Need a Shot Record 
H1N1 in West Virginia   Pandemic Flu Planning        Interactive Flu Quiz

         To View the Dwight Flu Commecials Click Here