The Carolina Center for Occupational Health has begun scheduling its annual series of work site flu clinics, with additional individual immunizations available at its office through the beginning of December. The vaccine to protect against seasonal influenza will be available in flu shot form at the flu clinics.
What is the seasonal flu?
Seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. Approximately 5-20% of U.S. residents get the flu each year. It spreads between people and can cause mild to severe illness. In some cases, the flu can lead to death.
To protect against the virus, you and your family should get the flu vaccine. For more information, see Flu Facts.