Flu Prevention

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Flu Facts Verdades sobre la grip

1. The flu shot is proven to be safe.






1. Se ha demostrado que la vacuna contra la gripe es segura.


2. The flu may cause bad cold symptoms, like sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, hoarseness, and cough. However, it can also lead to more serious and even life threatening complications. Each year flu season leads to at least 18 million medical visits; 24,000 deaths; and 410,000 hospitalizations.

2. La gripe puede causar síntomas graves de resfriado, como dolor de garganta, secreción nasal, estornudos, ronquera y tos. Sin embrago, puede provocar complicaciones más graves e incluso mortales. Cada año la temporada de gripe también provoca al menos 18 millones de visitas médicas, 24.000 muertes y 410.000 hospitalizaciones.

3. Healthy people can spread the virus to others who are particularly susceptible, including newborn babies, senior citizens and those with weakened immune systems.

3. Las personas sanas también pueden transmitir el virus a otras personas que son particularmente susceptibles, incluidos los bebés recién nacidos, las personas mayores y las personas con sistemas inmunológicos débiles.

4. Every year the flu shot prevents many people from getting ill and reduces the severity and duration of the flu for others. 

4. Todos los años la vacuna evita que muchas personas se enfermen y reduce la gravedad y duración de la gripe para otras personas.




5. Pregnant women can get their flu shot at any point during pregnancy. The flu shot is the best way to protect pregnant women and their babies from the flu.


5. Las mujeres embarazadas pueden vacunarse contra la gripe en cualquier momento durante el embarazo. La vacuna contra la gripe es la mejor manera de proteger a las mujeres embarazadas y sus bebés de la gripe.


School Resources (PDFs)

This web page is a part of a grant-funded partnership between Great Rivers United Way, Great Rivers HUB, and St. Clare Health Mission targeting communities that experience the greatest health disparities, and disparities in vaccine rates, with goals of an increased flu vaccination rate among these communities, and an increased number of people vaccinated against the flu this year compared to last.

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