THE FLU CAN AFFECT YOU, TOO

Timing is unpredictable

Flu Season can start as early as October and continue to occur as late as May.

FLU SEASON PEAKS DEC–MAR1

NEW THIS FLU SEASON

Only injectable flu shots are recommended1

Updated vaccines to better match circulating viruses1

There are new vaccines on the market1

Changes to recommended vaccines for people with egg allergies1

Get prepared for your flu season

Fact

CDC recommends pregnant women to get the flu shot2

You can catch the flu virus more than once a year

Fiction

Flu shots can cause the flu

January is too late to get the flu vaccine2

Cold weather causes the flu

DID YOU KNOW?

Each year, the flu leads to
31.4
million
outpatient visits2
About
200,000
Hospitalizations2
Over
$87million
lost
in economic burden2
Missed workdays2

WHAT’S YOUR FLU-PROOF PLAN?

QUICK TIPS from Cardinal Health Clinicians

Boost your immunity.

Don't be a martyr.

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Prepare for the peak.

1 Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2016-2017 Influenza Season. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2016-2017.htm. Accessed October 2016.
2 Flu Season: How CDC Helps Protect Your Employees and Your Business. CDC Foundation. Available at: http://www.cdcfoundation.org/businesspulse/flu-prevention. Accessed October 2016.

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