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How to Prevent the Flu: The Truth About Flu Shots

No one wants to get sick, especially with the flu. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of the flu can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, particularly older adults, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications.

If you are wondering how to prevent the flu, the best way is by getting vaccinated each year.

You can get a free flu shot by showing your HAP ID card at your doctor’s office. You can also can visit HAP-affiliated locations, such as:

We want to help you stay healthy this flu season. Read more here to learn about the flu, why a flu shot is important, as well as facts and myths about flu shots.

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