The Flu? No big deal ... Or is it? Actually, influenza – commonly called the "flu" – can be a pretty serious illness. According to the Centers for Disease Control, compared with other viral respiratory infections – such as the common cold – infection from the "flu" often causes a more severe illness.
In an average year, influenza is associated with about 36,000 deaths nationwide and many more hospitalizations. Even less serious cases of influenza can keep individuals – both young and old – from work and school for up to several days.
Flu Shot Like A Hero Coloring Sheet
We want your kids to have fun while learning about the flu and the importance of getting a flu shot. Print out our coloring sheet for your kids to enjoy.
Wondering if what you have is the flu or a cold? Up in the middle of the night with a sick child? Being sick or trying to care for a sick loved one can be stressful but finding the right care or treatment shouldn’t be. Our symptom checker can help you find the right care. Start now.
Whether you need to see your doctor, have an elective surgery, or receive any other routine or urgent health service, you can rest assured that we’ve taken all the steps we can to protect you and those you love.