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Influenza (the flu)

Influenza spreads from person to person through droplets made when an ill person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Influenza can spread in schools, workplaces or homes.

Everyone ages 6 months and older should get an annual flu vaccine to prevent illness. Talk to your healthcare provider about what influenza vaccine is right for you.

Learn how to protect yourself and your community from the flu through the CDC

Respiratory virus data dashboards: COVID-19, Influenza, and RSV

This dashboard shows the percentage of emergency department visits that are diagnosed with a respiratory virus in King County.

For the general public, schools/childcare, and businesses

See where to get a flu shot and other flu facts you need.

For health care providers

Resources for health care providers to address seasonal influenza (flu).

For long term care facilities

Resources for long-term care facilities to address seasonal influenza (flu).

Differences between avian, seasonal, and pandemic flu

Learn how the different types of flu can affect you, and what you can do about them.