influenza

Influenza (also known as flu) causes thousands of deaths each year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months and older gets a yearly flu shot. Getting vaccinated each year against flu protects you and the people around you who may be more vulnerable to serious illness due to the flu, such as pregnant women, young children, people age 65 and older, and people with asthma or other chronic medical conditions.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting increased flu activity in many areas of the United States. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, influenza activity is elevated in Arizona with nearly 1,800 cases reported across the state this season.
As a result, Coconino County health officials are urging those who have not yet received a flu shot to get vaccinated.
 

Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) officials confirmed the first case of influenza within the County for the 2014-2015 flu season.

The case involving a Flagstaff resident, who is recovering, marks the beginning of flu season in the County. There have been 131 confirmed cases of flu reported in Arizona this flu season.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone over 6 months old be vaccinated and those who are at a higher risk of illness, including:

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