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Flu Information and Health Tips
Peter J. Fine Health Center 314
Flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.
Practice these habits to protect yourself and to avoid spreading harmful viruses and bacteria to others.
Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness and, at times, can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have the flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:
* It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a fever.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have more information about the flu.
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