As flu season approaches, the Illinois Department of Public Health is urging everyone six months and older to get vaccinated against the influenza virus. Highlighting the dangers that the flu poses to the public—especially to those 65 years and older—the IDPH is encouraging everyone to take the dangers of the illness seriously in the months ahead.
The IDPH is also recommending that you practice the three C’s:
1. clean your hands frequently,
2. cover your mouth when you cough or nose when you sneeze, and
3. contain your illness by staying home when sick.
To find a location in your community that offers flu vaccinations, visit the IDPH website and enter your zip code into the Flu Vaccine Finder.